3-D Printing

NASA OFFERS MONEY FOR WINNING 3D-PRINTED HABITAT IDEAS

NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work. The three-part competition asks citizen inventors to use readily available and recyclable materials for the raw material to print habitats. Phase 2 focuses on the […]

ISS CREW 3-D PRINTS FIRST STUDENT DESIGNED TOOL IN SPACE

When NASA fired up the Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station to begin more testing of the emerging 3-D printing technology in orbit, one college student in particular watched intently. In autumn of 2014, a high school senior in Enterprise, Alabama, Robert Hillan entered the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition, which challenged […]

NASA LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR HOMESTEADING IN SPACE

When moving from one city to another, people rarely bring their house with them — they just rent, buy or build a new one. Astronauts don’t have the luxury of a realtor on other planets, or even a hardware store in space. They generally bring everything they might need on their journey, no matter how […]

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