“3D printing has already revolutionized how we design, build, and test products because it has greatly increased design flexibility and prototyping speed in our lab and across the world,” Nathan Gelino, a principal investigator with the Exploration Research and Technology programs at Kennedy Space Center, explained. “The collaboration between AI SpaceFactory and NASA is an opportunity to use those new capabilities to redefine how we construct buildings and other structures, not just on the surface of the Moon, but here on Earth, too.”

“From off-world to on-world, 3D printing with local resources is a far more sustainable alternative to building with concrete and steel,” said David Malott, the founder of CEO of AI SpaceFactory. “The technology AI SpaceFactory is developing with NASA for space could be a game-changer for how things are built on Earth.”