Video: TMRO 9.41 – 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

A new episode of has been posted in the archive: 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge – 9.41

For our last show of 2017 we are joined by Eric Reiners of Caterpillar Inc and Dr. Pelin Gultekin-Bicer with Bradley University, Peoria, IL talking about the NASA Centennial 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. When we start to colonize the solar system we likely won’t bring our homes with us. 3D-Printed habs are likely the way we will live both out in space and here at home.

Eric Reiners is a Program Manager within the Innovation & Technology Development Division of Caterpillar Inc. He is responsible for program definition and funding for Caterpillar’s research focus in Automation & IoT Site Solutions.

Dr. Pelin Gultekin-Bicer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. She joined Bradley University in Fall 2015 after receiving her Ph.D. degree from Penn State, Architectural Engineering Department with her dissertation on design of a decision support system for energy efficient retrofit projects.…

Space news topics covered:

* Launches
* Rocket Lab ready for Electron test flights
* ALMA Finds Evidence for Forming Pair of Planets
* SpaceX first crewed flight shifts to 2018
* Martian Minerals Point Towards Past Habitability



Here is a recent TMRO Space Pod short report: 7 ways space can change your life – Space Pod 12/14/16 – TMRO

NASA has just released their Spinoff 2017 report listing how space technology can help people HERE on Earth. Lisa Stojanovski walks you through her top 7 space spinoffs making the world a better place.

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