Why did the European Space Agency create a whole bunch of fake moon dust and use it to 3D print small screws, gears and even a fake coin?
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.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Autodesk, a software company, have engaged in a multiyear collaborative research project to investigate new approaches for building interplanetary landers.
You can now 3D print your own miniature version of NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
California-based Made In Space earned a Guinness World Record for "World's Longest 3D Printed Nonassembled Piece," company representatives announced Thursday (Feb. 22).
A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12).
After a decade-long hiatus from making replicas of sci-fi movie props and other cool space-themed collectibles, Master Replicas is back in business with some stellar new products.
If you want to make the case that spaceflight is about to take a giant leap, SpaceX's next cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA could be Exhibit A.
No telescope? No problem! Now you can explore all the nooks and crannies of the moon in the palm of your hand using a 3D-printed moon model and augmented- reality (AR) app.
Future astronauts could turn their pee and breath into nutrients and raw materials for 3D printers with the help of some industrious microbes, new research suggests.
Made In Space just took another step toward its goal of building telescopes and other large structures off Earth.
The first-ever commercial space station will become a manufacturing hub just a few years after reaching orbit, if everything goes according to plan.
Moon explorers could one day build their houses from bricks made out of lunar soil, or regolith, using just the energy of the sun, according to a new experiment by the European Space Agency (ESA).