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3D Printed trees in Space

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NASA has been exploring using 3D printing technology for various applications, including printing tools, parts, and habitats for astronauts to live and work in. The technology has been tested in a microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA has also been researching plant growth in space, including using hydroponic systems and LED lighting to grow plants. These plants can provide a source of fresh food and oxygen for astronauts during long-duration space missions.

While 3D printing trees in space is not currently feasible, the technology and research being conducted by NASA and other space agencies could lead to future innovations and advancements in space exploration and colonization.

 How NASA Prints Trees — TechCrunch

Do you think 3D printed trees could be a viable solution for creating oxygen in space environments? Why or why not?

Makerspace math

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How 3D printers can help with math education.

Welcome to a new regular series on our blog, Makerspace Math. This series will focus on the “M” in STEAM, offering practical tips, tutorials, and ideas for incorporating math education into your makerspace. How 3D Printers Can Help With Math Education One of the most amazing things about 3D printing is its ability to make intangible […]

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