Milestone reached in NASA’s 3D printed Mars base challenge

Milestone reached in NASA’s 3D printed Mars base challenge

Phase 2 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete. The U.S. space agency has announced details of teams working on the project that could facilitate deep space exploration, while also advancing construction techniques on Earth. The Level 2 Beam Member competition is the second of three competitions from Phase 2. Competitors were required to 3D print a beam that could be used in the construction of an off-world habitat. The materials used were a mix of recycled goods and a Martian soil simulant. Each team was scored against criteria included the material composition and the load the beam […]

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