3D-Printed Habitat Challenge


For our last show of 2017 we are joied 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.


In Space News:
* 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

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  1. DougSpace on December 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    3D habitats are cool and all but inflatable habitats are so much more quick and easy to set up. Might the whole 3D craze be distracting from simpler solutions?

  2. Marc on January 1, 2017 at 4:46 am

    A happy new year to the whole team.
    “Last show of 2017…” hmm. And your shows are always very joyful especially with all the people that “joied”. Just making a little fun. Really love what you do. Thanks.
    Here maybe an idea for a future show. Dr. Bill Stone from Stone Aerospace, Del Valle (Austin), TX.

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