Made In Space to Send 3D Printed Laughter into Space

Made In Space to Send 3D Printed Laughter into Space

By Michael Molitch-Hou

While Made In Space is hard at work accomplishing a number of herculean tasks, like 3D printing satellites in space and building a 3D printed spacecraft with Enterprise In Space, the company does have the opportunity to laugh a little.  Or, more accurately, work with laughter, as long as it has something to with 3D printing and space.  For instance, they will play a vital role in sending the first sculpture into space, a 3D printed work of art titled “#Laugh”, by artist Eyal Gever.…

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Enterprise In Space & Made In Space to Build 3D Printed Orbiter for Student Projects

Enterprise In Space & Made In Space to Build 3D Printed Orbiter for Student Projects

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Space: the final frontier. This will be the voyage of the NSS Enterprise, an eight-foot-long recoverable spacecraft to be 3D-printed by Made In Space. Its one-week to one-month mission: to boldly orbit and return to earth with 100 worldwide student experiments and communicate with student teams using an artificial intelligence, just like the computer aboard the fictional USS Enterprise.
Star Trek and other science fiction classics may portray a future in which humanity has advanced to the point that the species’ efforts are directed towards, not war and wealth, but exploring the universe and understanding what it means to be alive and human.…

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Circuits from Space! ESA to Develop 3D Printing Breadboard Machine for the ISS

Circuits from Space! ESA to Develop 3D Printing Breadboard Machine for the ISS

By Tyler Koslow

3D printing has certainly impacted a lot of industries down here on Earth, but numerous projects show that the true potential of this maturing tech may be best suited for outer space. As of late, the European Space Agency has certainly recognized 3D printing as an important tool in the space race, having just awarded €500k to a team that developed a new cold spraying technology that enables metal to be 3D printed at room temperatures (helping to eliminate possible heat-based distortion and damage to metal components).…

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The Lunar Quattro Rover: One Small Step for Audi, One Giant Leap for 3D Printing

The Lunar Quattro Rover: One Small Step for Audi, One Giant Leap for 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

When it comes to implementing 3D printing in the manufacturing of automotive vehicles, German automobile company Audi has demonstrating their own use of the technology on a regular basis. Late last year, Audi had announced that their future use of metal-based 3D printing is imminent, and had even produced a fully 3D printed functional replica of the 1936 Auto Union Type C Grand Prix racer. Now, Audi is taking these efforts from planet Earth into outer space, collaborating with and sponsoring the Berlin-based team from Part Time Scientist to create the 3D printed Audi Lunar Quattro moon rover.…

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Planetary Resources Shows Off First Object 3D Printed from Asteroid Metal

Planetary Resources Shows Off First Object 3D Printed from Asteroid Metal

By Michael Molitch-Hou

We may not be mining asteroids in space quite yet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies ready to capitalize on such a prospect.  And asteroid mining company Planetary Resources is ready to show the world just what’s possible when the new space industry takes off.  Given the number of space-based projects utilizing 3D printing, like Enterprise in Space’s 3D printed spacecraft and NASA’s plans for space-printed drones, it’s no surprise that Planetary Resources has used 3D printing to do so.    …

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Tim Peake just beamed a message to the Queen from space

Tim Peake just beamed a message to the Queen from space

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Tim Peake has been busy up at the International Space Station. If he hasn’t been practising his backward rolls, he’s been accidentally calling random people on Earth or tweeting at Elton John — and occasionally getting some science done.

Now, following a special message from Her Majesty wishing the British astronaut a productive mission and safe return, Peake has replied.

He kept things pretty formal and respectful during the minute-long message: “I’m not sure this has ever been said in space before, so I’ll be the first. God save the Queen.”

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Postal service honors Pluto mission, 'Star Trek' in new space-themed stamp collections

Postal service honors Pluto mission, ‘Star Trek’ in new space-themed stamp collections

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The U.S. Postal Service is looking to the cosmos for inspiration in its latest collections of stamps.

The agency’s lineup of stamps for the new year includes a collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series, a celebration of NASA’s historic Pluto flyby mission last year, a lunar-themed set and stamps featuring all of the solar system’s planets.

NASA’s New Horizons voyage to Pluto will be honored with two stamps — one featuring the spacecraft itself and another emblazoned with an enhanced image of the dwarf planet. A banner across the top of the stamps reads, “Pluto — explored!” — a reference to a previous set of Pluto stamps issued in 1991 that were titled “Pluto: Not yet explored.” Read more…

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11 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2016

11 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2016

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From the drug lord who pulled off an impossible escape to an extraterrestrial ocean containing clues to alien life, here are the baffling mysteries the world will try to solve this year.


WTF space junk: What was that debris?

A group of scientists in a plane caught sight of a mysterious piece of space junk right as it burned up in Earth’s atmosphere above the Indian Ocean in November

NASA and other space agencies around the world monitor a large percentage of the millions of bits of space debris that orbit the planet, and researchers had been expecting the object — appropriately named WT1190F — to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere when it was first spotted in October Read more…

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