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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space crew capsules will use more than 600 3D-printed parts. Some of them are even made of plastic.
The first work of art in space -- the 'Laugh Star' -- will be a 3D printed model of recorded laughter at the International Space Station.
Polish students are building a planetary rover with 3D printed parts, specially designed to explore the bumpy terrain of the planet Mars.
After extensive investment in 3D printing, Lockheed Martin is now building multi-printing units for simultaneous additive manufacturing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mars One Ventures, the Dutch space colonization company set up by entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, declared bankruptcy and has gone into liquidation.
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.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is testing a 3D printer designed to work under microgravity and fabricate with engineering polymers featuring high end mechanical and thermal properties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next year, the International Space Station will receive the Refabricator, the first machine to mix recycling and 3D printing into one process.
Researchers are working on a way to turn human waste into different substances, including omega-3 fatty acids and plastics, by using yeast.