ESA wants to create a Lunar Base with 3D printing

By on February 3, 2013

“Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to test the feasibility of 3D printing using lunar soil.”

via Building a lunar base with 3D printing / Technology / Our Activities / ESA.

Not much surprisingly, 3D printing is being considered as the first choice in building Lunar homes.

This joint project sees ESA, Norman Foster’s studio and the 3D house printing Italian genius Enrico Dini (“The man who prints houses“) working together to create the technology that will likely let us build long term Lunar facilities.

Just few days ago has been disclosed that this technology will be used  to build a Moebius Strip shaped home in the Netherlands.

A building block

A building block

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