Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages.
The first-ever hand tool to be emailed up to the International Space Station can now be downloaded to anywhere on Earth.
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.
NASA tested two rockets with 3D-printed injectors modeled after the rocket that could one day send humans to Mars.
As SpaceX gets ready to launch astronauts into space in the coming years, the California-based company is also pushing the frontier in another field: 3D printing.
A double-lobed star explosion seen by the Hubble Space Telescope has a more complicated backstory than astronomers ever imagined, according to a 3D model of the ill-fated star's eruption.
As Virgin Galactic prepares to carry paying tourists into space, it's also readying another source of flight cash: carrying tech experiments designed for microgravity.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif., and the Brooklyn, New York-based 3D printing company MakerBot are seeking design ideas for a habitat that could house humans on Mars.
Two companies using 3D printing technology recently finished crafting simulators for key pieces of a satellite after two weeks and dozens of hours of work.
The future of space travel requires new technologies and additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, may hold the key. Here's a look at 10 ways 3D printing could change space travel.