Made In Space Awarded NASA Contract for Robotic Manufacturing and Assembly Flight Demo Mission

MOFFETT FIELD, CA, July 15, 2019 – NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has awarded Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) a contract to demonstrate the company’s autonomous robotic manufacturing and assembly platform, Archinaut, on a flight mission. The contract award marks the second phase of Read More »

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NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

by NASA 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 Read More »

This electron microscope image shows raw copper powder used to build the 3-D printed copper liner. Scientists at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where the alloy was invented, characterized the samples to understand how powder quality and characteristics impacted build qualities. Credits: NASA/GRC/Laura Evans