Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing
Mike Snyder (right) and Jason Dunn of Made In Space get the company's 3D printer ready for its September 2014 launch toward the International Space Station. The machine printed its first part in orbit on Nov. 24, 2014.
November 25th, 2014
An op-ed by Mike Snyder, lead engineer for Made In Space, whose 3D printer just produced its first part aboard the International Space Station.
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World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
WIlmore Installs 3D Printer
November 17th, 2014
Space station commander Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer inside the orbiting lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox Monday. The machine and its software are in good operating condition, and the first test items will likely be printed sometime Monday.
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How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration
International Space Station commander Barry WIlmore installs the orbiting lab's first 3D printer on Nov. 17, 2014.
November 25th, 2014
The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part today (Nov. 21). The milestone moment marks a big step toward a future in which humanity explores far beyond its home planet, some experts say.
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'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?
A poster for the 2014 film "Interstellar" shows the spaceship Endurance flying through a wormhole.
November 24th, 2014
While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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What Commercial Aircraft Will Look Like in 2050
Blended wing body aircraft conception, future aircraft
November 8th, 2014
The aircraft industry is expecting an increase in air traffic by 2050, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But how “fundamental” will those changes be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?
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Space Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st Part
International Space Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore holds up the first 3D printed part made in space. The part, an extruder plate (a piece of the printer itself), was made on Nov. 24, 2014.
November 25th, 2014
The milestone marks a key step toward a future in which voyaging spaceships print out their own spare parts on the go and colonists on other worlds make what they need from the dirt beneath their boots, 3D printing advocates say.
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Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
November 18th, 2014
A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests.
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Google Leases NASA's Moffett Field, Historic Hangar for $1.2 Billion
The historic Hangar One at California's Moffett Field, photographed in 1999.
November 11th, 2014
Planetary Ventures LLC will lease Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), which is currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center, and restore the facility's historic Hangar One, a huge building that has been a Silicon Valley landmark since the 1930s.
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