Harnessing the Sun & Wind to 3D Print Habitats on Mars

3D printing offers great possibility of building in space, as printers on the ISS, asteroids, as well as the surface of the Moon could rely on materials in the neighborhood surroundings to fabricate structures, restricting the number of resources that will need be launched from Earth, thus reducing the precious payload space and weight of outgoing spacecraft. Just how those printers would function, nevertheless, is still being sorted out. On September 10th, NASA and America Makes pronounced 30 finalists for its 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, expecting to sift through the most workable suggestions for 3D print a habitat on Mars to give the winner with grants to take their job to the following degree. The initial round of judging takes place only at that year’s World Maker Faire in Nyc, with among these 30 finalists taking home $50,000.