Direct-Write Printable Spacecraft

Aug 6, 2015

NASA has awarded the $750,000 EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to develop "direct-write printable spacecraft," which are thin, lightweight sheets that can land on planets, gather information and send the information back to the ship that released them.  The printable spacecraft can go into areas that humans cannot access - like inside a volcanic crater.  Dr. Dimitris Anagnostou, associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SDSM&T visited with guest host Cara Hetland to discuss the technology and the research being conducted by a team of professors from SDSM&T, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University.

Credit NASA