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Relativity Space to Launch First 3D-Printed Rocket

Relativity Space to Launch First 3D-Printed Rocket

Written by David

April 30, 2020

Relativity’s updated Stargate 3D printer. (Image courtesy of Relativity Space.) The space race has been thriving over the past couple of years. With the likes of Elon Musk and SpaceX’s race to Mars, as well as Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin project, commercial space tourism is no longer totally far in the future.

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In fact, more space enthusiasts and innovators are beginning to see its market potential, with engineering startups popping up left and right. 2020 is already poised to see more communications satellite launches, which will expand global Internet and messaging capabilities.

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The amount of opportunities is endless. One startup, on the other hand, is working on something completely different. Long Beach-based startup Relativity Space is aiming to be the first space company to successfully launch a fully 3D-printed rocket into orbit. Challenging over 50 years of traditional rocket manufacturing, the company has instead been focusing on the use […]

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