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Video: 3D-printing a lunar base

Could astronauts one day be printing rather than building a base on the Moon? In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D printing using lunar material was feasible in principle. Since then, work continues ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Building a lunar base with 3D printing

(—Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to test the ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Engineering
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Russia sets its sights on the moon for 2020

Looks like Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich might have some competition if he wants to be the first to build a base on the Moon. Last week, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos announced plans to put a man on the ...

dateFeb 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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