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Want to Try a New Ride Into Space? Fly a 3D Printed Rocket

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3D printing may offer a way of building a rocket with a fast manufacturing turnaround and less cost than traditional manufacturing.

3D printing may offer a way of building a rocket with a fast manufacturing turnaround and less cost than traditional manufacturing.

Soon, the quickest and cheapest ride into space may not be in the hands of SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, or Blue Origin. It may be in the hands of a 3D printing company.

Relativity Space is an L.A.-based American aerospace manufacturer founded in 2015 by Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone. Relativity Space is developing manufacturing technologies, launch vehicles, and rocket engines for commercial orbital launch services using 3D printing.

The company’s CEO Tim Ellis insists he can create a viable space-worthy rocket in half the time and at half the cost of the traditional manufacturing processes currently used. In this video, Ellis explains his plans.

 

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