Blast off for 3D printing in Austrian Space Forum’s simulated Mars mission

3D printing is to play a key role in AMADEE-18, a month-long simulated field mission to Mars led by the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) with the support of the Sultanate of Oman. The mock-Mars mission will see scientists from 25 nations travel to Dhofar, a barren region of Oman sharing many geological s...

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Posted on Jan 13, 2018

NASA test fires largest 3D printed part to date for future trip to Mars

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) project, scheduled for launch between 2022 and 2023, is on track to be the most 3D printing inclusive rocket to date. With the help of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a company that has applied 3D printing to the fabrication of 16 shuttle engines, the agency has been redu...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017

Relativity Space planning to use Stargate 3D printer to make rockets on Mars

Based in Los Angeles, Relativity Space is developing a new 3D printer for, “scaling and sustaining an interplanetary society”. Since founding in 2015, Relativity Space has received $ 10 million in funding – with backers including Mark Cuban and Y Combinator. The company promises that 3D pr...

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Posted on Oct 18, 2017

ESA’s Dr. Makaya discusses 3D printing on the Moon and Mars

Dr. Advenit Makaya is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Materials and Processes at the European Space Agency (ESA). I caught up with Dr. Makaya in Barcelona to find out more. In his role at the ESA’s Parisian headquarters Dr. Makaya coordinates in-situ resource organization for the agency...

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Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Milestone reached in NASA’s 3D printed Mars base challenge

Phase 2 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete. The U.S. space agency has announced details of teams working on the project that could … 3D Printing Industry admin...

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Posted on Jul 10, 2017