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This weekend, 3D Systems will join the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as part of their third annual Space & Science Festival on Pier 86, next to the historic WWII aircraft carrier, as well as the Space Shuttle Enterprise, to celebrate our great advances in science and technology. 3D Systems will invite visitors to experience their Sense 3D scanners, engage the interactive ‘Mission to Mars’ rocket designer, and take part in 3D printing demonstrations on the Cube 3D printer.

The Intrepid Museum and 3D Systems have now been partners for two years, united by their mission to bring 3D technologies to the museum’s Education and Exhibits departments. 3D printing and scanning are revolutionizing the museum’s ability to digitize and replicate historic artifacts from its collection, as well as introduce 3D Systems’ revolutionary technology in STEM education practices. The Education Department at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum boasts a comprehensive media lab featuring 10 student desktop computers, three 3D printers (including the Cube and CubeX), Sense 3D scanners, and the Cubify Digital Design Suite, all of which aide in digital student engagement for the 21st Century.

This partnership not only allows for hands-on 3D educational experiences, but also highlights a current trend in astro- and aerospace technologies, contextually emphasized by the Intrepid’s collection of aircraft and spacecraft, including 3D printed rocket boosters and jet-engine intakes. With 3D Systems’ support, the company Made in Space, is currently working to achieve the goal of having a 3D printer on board the International Space station by the end of this year. Their goal is to enable in-space manufacturing for astronauts to advance the future of space exploration.

If you’re in the New York City area from July 18-20th, join us on Pier 86 in Manhattan to experience interactive science displays from NASA, 3D Systems, First Robotics and more. Celebrated American astronauts will be there as well, giving talks and signing autographs for visitors, including with Buzz Aldrin, who is commemorating 45 years since the moon landing.

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay in the loop on future 3D Systems events.