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How 3D Printers Could Build Futuristic Moon Colony

Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, NewTechnology, science, space )

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The technology behind 3D printing has allowed users to craft musical instruments and prosthetic limbs, and now European scientists are taking a serious look at printing their own moon base.

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Freya H (357)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:30 am
We definitely need to get our duffs back into space! No more of this mewling about "helping down here" because we have benefited enormously from technology that NASA and other organizations developed for space exploration. Besides, we must develop permanent bases on the Moon, as well as on or near other planets in our Solar System - and eventually found colonies in other solar systems.

Thanks for sharing, Giana. I was going to submit this one, but you beat me to the punch, and I don't mind.

Jay S (116)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:54 am
Cool! Thanks

. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:49 am
Thanks for this!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:40 pm
What an amazing endeavor! A comment below the article suggested this could be used to build homes here on planet Earth. Sounds interesting, too. I agree with Freya, above, as well. America was prosperous, progressive and hopeful when we had a massive space program. It was a great "hook" to capture kids at an early age to learn more about science.
*I'm sorry I'm unable to send a green star to Freya since I sent one within the past week.

John B (185)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:44 pm
Thanks Giana for the posting the ink to the extremely interesting article by Miriam Kramer. What a wonderful concept. Read and noted.

Giana P (398)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:05 pm
Thanks to all of you for your comments and input! I am begining to have an effect on the community! Hurraa!

paula eaton (30)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:25 pm
Humans are destroying the earth and why go to the moon and destroy it too.

Brad Kraus (6)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:51 am
Hoping this technology could also be used to provide housing for those less fortunate.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:26 pm
Good idea Brad. Shared.
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