These Engineers Want to 3D Print an Entire Rocket in 60 Days

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This team of engineers is using one of the world’s largest 3D metal printers to build rockets, and it could shake up the space industry as we know it.

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Aerospace startup making 3D-printed rockets now has a launch site at America’s busiest spaceport
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/17/18…
“America’s busiest spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is about to get a new tenant: a startup that shares SpaceX’s ambitious plans of turning humans into a multiplanetary species.”

NASA Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Alloys
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall…
“Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA’s first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3-D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, with more than one metal is more difficult.”

Relativity Space reveals its ambitions with big NASA deal
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/…
“Relativity announced Wednesday that it has signed a 20-year partnership with NASA’s Stennis Space Center for an exclusive lease of the 25-acre E4 Test Complex in Southern Mississippi. The four test stands on the site will allow Relativity to develop and test enough engines to build 36 rockets a year, and the agreement includes an option for the company to eventually expand its footprint at the site to 250 acres.”

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