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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

3D Printed Houses On The Moon

A Professor is Working with NASA to 3D Print Houses on the Moon — Here’s His Plan

Canielle Muolog | July 26, 2016

We're not too far off from living in space.
In fact, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay gathered some of the greatest scientists in 2014 to discuss setting up a small base on the moon — something he reasoned is entirely doable by 2020. Why the moon? Because it would provide a blue print for what we would need to live on Mars.
Sending people to live on Mars is in no way a new concept. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to land humans on the red planet in nine short years. NASA also wants to send humans to Mars in the 2030's.

"Building a home both on Earth and the Moon could soon be a matter of pressing a button and letting a robot 'print' the structure." Source:
[Click to Englarge] "Contour Crafting Robotic Construction System." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (NASA's plan to build homes on the Moon: Space agency backs 3D print technology which could build base. Technology will see lunar soil layers built up in a pre-determined design. System will work like a giant 3D printer using a nozzle and moveable gantry . Could create curved walls and architecture that is 'exotic' and 'beautiful'. Aside from buildings in space, the innovation could have applications in creating simple homes in disaster zones or slum areas. January 15, 2014) and (Contour Crafting Robotic Construction System website)>

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