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Are We There Yet? Podcast

3D Printers On Mars? One Company’s Plan To Establish Manufacturing On The Red Planet

Relativity Space's Jordan Noone next to his company's 3D rocket printer. Photo: Relativity Space

Private company Relativity Space is designing and manufacturing 3D printed rockets to launch from Cape Canaveral but one day hopes to see the technology building parts on places like the moon or Mars.

We’ll talk with Relativity Space’s Jordan Noone about the prospects of 3D printing on other worlds — and what his company is doing here on Earth to support that goal.

Then, different telescopes see in different wavelengths. What’s the difference between ultraviolet, infrared and microwave — and how do different wavelengths help us uncover the mysteries of the universe? We’ll ask our panel of expert scientists on this week’s installment of “I’d Like to Know”.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »