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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space to collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

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The Martian
NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Finalists Revealed

Here are the 30 finalists in the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a NASA competition seeking radical designs for an outpost on Mars.

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One Small Step for Artists
Amazing Apollo 11 Table Shows Accurate 3D Model of the Moon’s Surface

French designer is making art out of NASA's open source digital files, including the APOLLO 11 table displaying a 3D model of the moon. 

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One Giant Print
3D Print a Model of the Apollo 11 Command Module

The Smithsonian partnered with Autodesk to 3D scan the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia", and have released 3D printable files online.

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3D Printable Space Probe
New Horizons Pluto 3D Model Available for Free

NASA's 3D model database lets you download and print the New Horizons Pluto probe, and many more historical conceptions of past missions.

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Functional Fabrics
NASA Develops Functional “Space Fabric” With Metal 3D Printing

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing 3D printed woven metal fabrics to use within astronaut suits and large antennas.

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NASA and HP Upgrading Ancient Printers on International Space Station

To replace the aging inkjet printers on the International Space Station, NASA worked with HP to modify a standard model with 3D printed parts.

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3D printing in space - and on earth
NASA is making the most of 3D printing

Before NASA made 3D printing in space a science fact, the space organization was busy pushing the revolutionary process into new realms here on Earth.

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The First Audi In Space
Audi’s 3D Printed Lunar Rover Scheduled to Launch Next Year

Audi’s Lunar Quattro rover is equipped with lightweight aluminum 3D printed wheels. Good news for scientists: They can now pack more payload.

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One Giant Leap
The Smithsonian is 3D Scanning Apollo 11 for Future Generations

The Smithsonian is 3D scanning Apollo 11 for a new generation of space explorers, with ambitious plans for virtual reality tours and 3D printable replicas.

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NASA Engineers Test-Fires 3D Printed Rocket Engine Part

NASA successfully test-fired a 3D printed prototype rocket engine igniter made from two different metal alloys that are fused together.

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Recycling in Space
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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Why Not 3D Print a Pinhole Projector for Total Eclipse 2017?

A TOTAL ECLIPSE is coming! Where in the United States are you? NASA is offering a set of 3D printable pinhole projectors for your home state.

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Sustainable Space
Foster Architects win NASA Awards for 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

NASA announced the next winner of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge: it’s Norman Foster's architecture company.

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Vector Successfully Launches Vector-R with 3D Printed Injector

The micro-satellite space launch company Vector succeeds with flight test of a Vector-R launch vehicle equipped with a 3D printed engine part.