NASA's 3D Habitat Challenge Comes to Caterpillar

August 21, 2017

At Caterpillar, we’re focused on helping build the world’s infrastructure whether that’s in a great city or a developing village.  We’ve been committed to this for over 90 years and, as we look to the future, we’re looking even beyond our planet. 

That’s why we’re proud to sponsor NASA’s Centennial Challenge - NASA’s the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge – along with Bechtel, Brick and Mortar Ventures and Bradley University. “Caterpillar and NASA have collaborated for years, and we are proud to work with NASA on this next great challenge,” said Eric Reiners, Caterpillar research program manager.

Responding to the challenge, America’s most talented innovators have been working to find a way to design and print a habitat that could be used for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as well as have applications on Earth today. This week, teams are testing their structural components and competing for the phase two award at the Caterpillar Edwards Demonstration Center. 

See the action live from the 3D Habitat Challenge. Follow NASA 360 on Facebook, and watch for Live videos this Friday and Saturday.