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Thursday, May 21, 2015

3D Printing and Space Exploration

America Makes & NASA Want You to Design Their 3D Printed Space Habitats

Andrew Wheeler | May 20, 2015

America Makes and NASA have announced a $2.25 million dollar competition to build and design an entirely 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration. NASA is no doubt thinking about its upcoming plan to journey to Mars, and looking for creative solutions for building a habitat there. Back in April, Tethers Unlimited was awarded a contract by NASA to develop a recycling system for the ISS. The system would convert plastic waste to 3D filament, just another step towards a self-sustaining 3D printed habitat.

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