NASA

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Moonwalker
Prototyping Tools for Space Walks with Zortrax 3D Printers

3D printing with a Zortrax M200 has made it easier for NASA engineers to create vital tools for space walks to repair the International Space Station.

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Experiments in Space
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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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 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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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 and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

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Live From Space
NASA Livestream: Watch Astronauts Deploy 3D Printed Satellite

Today at 10AM (EST), NASA will livestream a six-hour spacewalk where astronauts will deploy a 3D printed nanosatellite. 

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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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Thing of the Week
Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary Model

The Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old. Commemorate this titan of the spaceways by 3D printing an official model released by NASA.

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

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

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Twisted Metal
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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Prepare for Liftoff!
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.

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Plastic Space
MIT Rocket Team Blasts Off with Plastic 3D Printed Rocket Motor

MIT Rocket Team, working with Markforged, 3D print a rocket motor using plastic. It successfully fired, breaking new ground in rocketry. MIT’s student group Rocket Team has proven new possibilities in rocket construction with the successful firing of a rocket motor 3D printed in plastic. Plastic and fire so close together may sound like a disaster […]