In June 2016 the first 3D printer in orbit, originally delivered to the Interational space station in 2014, has been re-installed in order to continue research on the developing technology and how it can be used in space.
The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region. The Apis Cor and PIK companies have successfully completed the project which was announced in December 2016.
Two ingenious people are on their way to the South Pole in a vehicle made of plastic waste and powered by the sun in order to prove you can do anything sustainably. In large part due to the effects of climate change as well as dwindling resources, many have been advocating for a zero-waste lifestyle, or at least integrating some zero-waste practices into our lives.
"This first print is the initial step toward providing an on-demand machine shop capability away from Earth," said Niki Werkheiser, project manager for the International Space Station 3-D Printer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "The space station is the only laboratory where we can fully test this technology in space.”