Friday, March 15, 2013

Moon Base Could Be Built Using 3D Printing. No, Really!

It's true, fact is stranger than fiction.

This amazing story comes by way of Jacqueline Howard over at The Huffington Post.
As if planning to build a moon base weren't enough, the European Space Agency may try to do it with 3D printing.

"Printing" a building out of layers of lunar soil could be much easier and cheaper than bringing the whole structure from earth. And there's even a printer that can do the job -- a device known as the D-Shape, produced by London-based company Monolite UK. It hasn't used real lunar soil yet, but tests with similar mixtures have been successful.
Read the rest here: ESA Moon Base Plan Could Use 3D Printing & Lunar Soil (PHOTOS)

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