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A rocket with 3D printed parts

Recently NASA launched a Black Brant IX sounding rocket which has beem assembled using 3-D printing and ultra-lightweight carbon nanotube (CNT) composite materials to create its wire sheathing, heat and radiation shields. NASA noted the…

A 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump tested by NASA

NASA has tested a 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump which is described as “one of the most complex, 3D-printed rocket engine parts ever made.” The pump was designed by the engineers of Marshall Space…

Startup Flirtey is working with NASA to drone delivery project

Startup Flirtey has teamed up with NASA to conduct a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved exercise to deliver some medical items by drone. This is a good news for a startup trying to…

Nasa developing new materials for aerospace industry

To reduce the mass of spacecraft by 40 percent for deep space exploration, NASA selected three proposals to develop and manufacture advanced technologies and ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures. “Lightweight…

NASA pushes composite materials for aerospace industry

The project entitled “Design and Fabrication of Aerospace-Grade Digital Composite Materials” won the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant, a program that  pushes the development of innovative technologies that address the needs…

Robot weaving advanced composites

The Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites (ISAAC) robot is joining NASA‘s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.  Described as “a paradigm shift”, ISAAC is intended to remove a bottleneck currently hindering work at Langley….

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