Last year NASA started releasing 3D models of its probes and spacecraft that anyone could download and use to 3D print their own space fleet. That collection now finally includes a tiny replica of the Curiosity Rover that’s been exploring Mars since 2012, and will soon be exploring your desk as well.

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The 3D model is free to download, but you’ll of course need access to a 3D printer in order to churn out your own plastic model. If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a home unit, there are plenty of online services that will print it for you.

It also appears as if NASA has stepped up its 3D-printing game with Curiosity, as the download includes both a highly-detailed model of the rover for those who are very experienced with the process, and a simpler model for those just getting started. [NASA via Make]

Photo by Caleb Kraft


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