3D printing

How Would We Do Surgery in Space?

Any mission to Mars requires deeper planning than missions to the ISS or the Moon. Based purely on the length…

3 months ago

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the…

7 months ago

Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars

A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help…

11 months ago

MOONRISE: Melting lunar regolith with lasers to build structures on the Moon

A team of German scientists have invented a new laser system that could be used to build a lunar base…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers

The technology of 3D printing is taking off. From tiny home-based 3D printers to larger manufacturing. And of course, 3D…

2 years ago

Five Teams Compete to Design a 3D Printed Mars Habitat for NASA

As part of their 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge, NASA recently awarded five teams with a total of $100,000 for their…

2 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 470: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover – Part 2: 3D Printing

Our journey through interesting science fiction, this time we talk about speculative fiction dealing with materials science, nanotechnology and 3D…

3 years ago

First 3D Tools Printed Aboard Space Station

The Additive Manufacturing Facility, or 3D printer, on-board the ISS has made its first tool.

4 years ago

Moonbase by 2022 For $10 Billion, Says NASA

According to a series of articles produced by NASA and industry specialists, a lunar base could be built in a…

5 years ago

Star Trekking: We Humans Can Beam Tools Into Space Without A Transporter

In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These…

6 years ago