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NASA Tests 3D Printer That Uses Moon Dust As Construction Material For Future Missions

16/08/2021 03:21 PM | Click to read full article

NASA engineers have taken a step ahead in using technology to test the materials on the moon- 3D printer uses moon dust to make solid material.

The agency sent a 3D printer to the International Space Station(ISS) as part of the Redwire Regolith Print (RRP) project to use readily available materials on the moon to make what is required instead of having to haul lots of heavy equipment all the way from Earth.