Posted on the MakerBot Media Center, December 4, 2017
Future Engineers is currently hosting its 6th national 3D printing challenge for K-12 students. Together with technical assistance from NASA and the ASME Foundation, each semester they prompt young innovators to solve a space based challenge with a 3D printable design.
To celebrate the announcement of this year’s challenge, Future Engineers created a pop-up makerspace hosted at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. Working in the shadow of the retired Space Shuttle Discovery, students learned about why 3D printing is important to space exploration, and took home replicas of 3D printed tools that were printed on the International Space Station.