What is the Space Policy Act of 2005?
It was signed by the then President George W. Bush and became Public Law 109-155 on December 30, 2005. The act requires NASA to carry out a balanced set of programs in human spaceflight, in aeronautics research and development and in scientific research. The act directs NASA to send robotic spacecraft to study…
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What are the best 3D models of space missions?
A 3D model of ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission. A 3D model of Earth’s Moon. A 3D model of Hyperion, a moon of Saturn. A 3D model of 2014 MU69, the most distant object ever explored up close. A 3D model of asteroid Itokawa. A 3D model of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017.
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What is the 3D printer on the Space Station?
ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti working on the 3D Printer aboard the space station. NASA astronaut Anne McClain installs the ReFabricator on the space station in Feb. 2019. The printer was developed to test technology for recycling waste plastic materials into high quality 3D-printer filament.
What did the Hubble Space Telescope do in 2004?
Other momentous accomplishments of the HST in 2004 were the explosion of a massive star blazing with the light of 200 million Suns, called a supernova.
What was the temperature anomaly of 2007?
However, as the NASA GISS scientists point out in their summary for 2007, the temperature anomaly of 2007 “continues the strong warming trend of the past thirty years that has been confidently attributed to the effect of increasing human-made greenhouse gases.
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Can 3D-printed food help astronauts in microgravity?
Anjan Contractor, then a senior engineer at SMRC, was behind the company’s proposal. The intent was to eventually provide astronauts with precise, personalized, 3D-printed nutrition in microgravity, where crew time is limited and cooking is not an option.
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Why did NASA email a wrench to a space scientist?
When International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, NASA knew just what to do. They "e-mailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture.
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What are the best 3D models of space objects?
MAVEN 3D Model A 3D model of Rhea, a moon of Saturn. Rhea 3D Model A 3D model of an Atlas V rocket. Atlas V 501 3D Model A 3D model of 2014 MU69, the most distant object ever explored up close.
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Could 3D printing be the future of in-space manufacturing?
Astronauts on these long voyages need to be able to make their own spare parts, tools and materials essentially on demand – both for routine needs and to adapt quickly to unforeseen ones. In-space manufacturing (ISM) using 3D printing technology could be an answer.
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Could 3D printing be the future of space exploration?
Future space exploration habitats have the potential to be 3D printed with additive construction technology to eliminate the need to launch large quantities of building materials on multiple flights, which is cost prohibitive. “This is the highest-fidelity simulated habitat ever constructed by humans,” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO, ICON.