3D printing in space: Latest tech, news and concepts
The rise of 3D printing technology is not confined to Earth. Private companies, NASA and other groups are quickly developing new concepts to launch 3D printing into the final frontier. See the latest news, videos and photos of 3D printing in space here.
Scientists are using new technologies to create 3D-printed hearts that'll be sent to the ISS in about five years. This could be key for a future in which humans are deep-space explorers.
The new book 'Stars in Your Hand: A Guide to 3D Printing the Cosmos' offers an overview of how 3D printing can help anyone learn about space, spaceflight and astronomy.
3D rocket-printing startup Relativity Space said it plans a "major expansion" of operations and manufacturing to boost production of its Terran rocket line.
A successful firing test shows that Europe's lightweight Vega launcher is well on its way to cheaper and more efficient launches in 2025, officials say.
California-based company Made In Space is set to launch its Plastic Recycler toward the International Space Station next Saturday (Nov. 2) aboard Northrop Grumman's robotic Cygnus cargo spacecraft.
Relativity Space, a company that builds and lofts 3D-printed rockets, will launch a half-dozen missions for the in-orbit shuttle service company Momentus beginning in 2021.
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test.
New York-based design agency AI SpaceFactory took the top prize in a NASA competition to 3D print a habitat that could be used on the moon or Mars.
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