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NASA to 3D Print Laughter In Space with ‘Laugh Star’ Project

The first work of art in space -- the 'Laugh Star' -- will be a 3D printed model of recorded laughter at the International Space Station.

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Exploring Mars with a 3D printed Planetary Rover

Polish students are building a planetary rover with 3D printed parts, specially designed to explore the bumpy terrain of the planet Mars.

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3D Printing Takes Off at Lockheed Martin

After extensive investment in 3D printing, Lockheed Martin is now building multi-printing units for simultaneous additive manufacturing.

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NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space

Made In Space has received a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate how its small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, can additively manufacture spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

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Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions

The European Space Agency is working on a project to 3D print living tissue for uses in space exploration. So far, it's used bio-printing to create bone and skin samples which could be recreated in a low-gravity environment. 

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NASA Announces 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Winners

The competition challenged teams to design 3D printed habitats for deep space exploration. NASA awarded $700,000 in the final round to the first and second place winners.

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US Rocket Factory Relativity Receives 3D Printing Metal Technology Patent

Relativity, the autonomous rocket factory and launch service, has been granted a patent for its machine learning 3D metal printing technology. It's also added three senior leaders from the aerospace industry to its executive team.

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Mars One Space Colonisation Project Company Declares Bankruptcy

Mars One Ventures, the Dutch space colonization company set up by entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, declared bankruptcy and has gone into liquidation. 

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Creates 3D Printable Model of Bennu Asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered the orbit of Bennu, an asteroid just 70 million miles from Earth, in late 2018 to survey it. Through this, scientists created a model of the asteroid, which they've shared so you can build a piece of outer space in your home.

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Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award

NASA’s Johnson Space Center this week awarded Made In Space, the space manufacturing company, with the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for performing well on every NASA contract.

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NASA to Develop 3D Printable Tools for Research of Omics in Space

NASA is launching the Omics in Space project, using 3D printing to develop tools to study omics aboard the ISS. These tools would allow astronauts to analyze biological samples and also assess how the space environment impacts their health. 

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Rocket Lab’s 3D Printed Rocket Successfully Deploys 3 Satellites into Orbit

Rocket Lab's electron rocket, with a 3D printed engine and composite components, successfully delivered satellites into orbit for its customers, Planet and Spire, on January 21st, 2018.

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SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth

After a month's visit to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has returned to Earth, bringing with it the results of several experiments, including an enhanced fiber optic cable, produced by a specialized 3D printer.

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NASA’s Refabricator Will Turn Recycled Plastic Into New 3D Printed Components

Next year, the International Space Station will receive the Refabricator, the first machine to mix recycling and 3D printing into one process.

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Astronauts Mix Recycled Urine with Yeast to Create 3D Printing Filament

Researchers are working on a way to turn human waste into different substances, including omega-3 fatty acids and plastics, by using yeast.

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