Texas-based Companies Take Center Stage At NASA Event

Tech firms are competing this week in the iTech challenge, hoping their products will be adopted by the space agency.

By Paul FlahiveOctober 26, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

When it comes to the next generation of space exploration, scientists don’t know the answer to many questions. Just to name a few: What’s the best way to store power for an extraterrestrial colony or how do we better incorporate wearable tech or how do we safely perform surgery in space?

Jacque Zahneveld, of the startup Lazarus 3D Printing, said he believes they have part of the answer: 3D printed tissue and organ replicas.

Lazarus 3D is one of the 10 finalists for the NASA iTech challenge, where startups present their terrestrial products to investors and NASA technologists for potential space applications. Companies are pitching Thursday and Friday to see if their technologies impress.

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