A 3D Printed Rocket from Relativity Space

As a kid I didn’t have too many hobbies other than sports and video games, but one I did love was model rocketry.  I remember riding my bike over to the local hobby store to get the latest Estes rocket to put together and launch (probably losing to a roof, tree or just in short order).  From childhood rockets have always been a thing for me, so when I saw Relativity Space marrying together rockets and 3D printing I was thrilled.  Other companies have 3D printed select components, but Relativity Space is essentially 3D printing the whole darn thing.

The company prints in metal using SLS (laser sintering) and is scheduled to launch its first rocket in 2020.  The vehicle, called the Terran 1, will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida and we hope to be there to see it!

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