Sunday, 3 August 2014

MIT to test making oxygen on Mars

Oxygen is such an abundant resource on Earth that we rarely think about it unless we get locked in a cupboard. However, for space engineers, the question of how to get enough of the vital gas is constant, frustrating problem. To help future explorers of the Red Planet get enough oxygen for life support and powering spacecraft, NASA has included MIT’s MOXIE experiment on the Mars 2020 mission to study how to make oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere. .. Continue Reading MIT to test making oxygen on Mars

Section: Space

Tags: Carbon Dioxide, Curiosity Rover, Mars, Mars 2020, MIT, NASA, Spacecraft

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