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3D Print NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in Honor of its 25th Anniversary, Thanks to SketchFab, 3D Hubs & NASA

When it comes to 3D printing, one organization which is not shy by any means in showing their enthusiasm toward the technology is NASA. While many groups are quick to criticize 3D printing for its weaknesses which are constantly being improved upon, NASA has fully embraced 3D printing as a technology of, and for the future.
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AstroGro — The Self Sustainable 3D Printed Bio-farm For Space

Coming as a shock to no one, humans need to eat food. As NASA readies its (still decades-off) manned mission to Mars, one of the problems that need to be addressed is how they’re going to send enough food with the space crew to keep them alive. Not only for the journey to Mars, but once they get to the destination in what is most likely going to be a one-way journey, or close enough to it that packing some crates full of Hot Pockets and granola bars isn’t going to cut it.
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AstroGro

AstroGro for the 2015 International NASA Space Apps Challenge

AstroGro is a 3D printed pod that is integrated with artificial intelligence to organically grow fresh food, which will enable sustainable life in space. Space travel and space colonization are not feasible without a renewable food supply that can adapt to the unpredictable conditions and needs, inside a shuttle and out. To build a system that both optimizes food growth in space and scales the food supply in a renewable manner means we help bring humanity one step closer to long-distance space travel.

www.astrogro.com
https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/project/astrogro/
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NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part.

“Building the first full-scale, copper rocket part with additive manufacturing is a milestone for aerospace 3-D printing,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Additive manufacturing is one of many technologies we are embracing to help us continue our journey to Mars and even sustain explorers living on the Red Planet.”
(…weiter auf nasa.gov)

Eta Carinae Model 3D Printed by NASA & WhiteClouds

Eta Carinae is a luminous, huge star system about 7,500 light years from our Sun. The system is known to be erratic, producing unexpected and sometimes inexplicable galactic events–especially perplexing prior to the discovery that Eta Carinae is actually at least two stars in a close binary system. Still, some have predicted that the ultimate demise of Eta Carinae could be spectacular enough to doom the Earth in a great supernova.
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What’s In the Box? NASA Unboxes the First Objects 3D Printed in Space

When the engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unbox cargo returning from the International Space Station, it’s a bit more of an involved process than simply tearing the box open and then experiencing the pure joy of stepping on the bubble wrap.

But thankfully, the NASA unpacking process is nowhere near as goofy, or schadenfreude-filled, as watching very sad people unbox overhyped stuff on YouTube.
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NASA Unboxes Delivery from Space Station

Watch the unboxing of some special cargo from the International Space Station as Quincy Bean, the principal investigator for the space station printer, removes and inspects the first items made in space with a 3-D printer. To protect the space-manufactured items, they must remain in bags until inspection is complete and testing begins at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. More than 20 parts were “unboxed” on April 6, 2015, at Marshall’s Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. Additive manufacturing has the potential to change the way we resupply the space station and will be critical for deep space missions to Mars, asteroids and other places.

To learn more about additive manufacturing in space:
http://www.nasa.gov/3Dprinting
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