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cyrodiil-burns:

tombstone-actual:

basedheisenberg:

propagandery:

NASA Will Make Oxygen From CO2 On the Surface of Mars
NASA just announced what the Mars 2020 rover will carry to the Martian surface, and one of them sounds like pure sci-fi: MOXIE, a machine that sucks in carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and pumps out pure oxygen for use in rocket fuel—or someday, for humans to breathe.
"We’re not so much using the oxygen, but seeing can we generate it, what’s the production rate, what’s the efficiency. Those are the general kinds of things we’re looking at with this in-situ device. If you can make propellant for a craft’s ascent stage to get off Mars, that really changes the mission design. Or if you can cache and store oxygen before a crew arrives, and have a habitable environment when we get there."

TERRAFORM MARS YES
MARS COLONY NOW

Mars is sweet and all. But why are we skipping the moon? Wouldn’t that make for a better launch base

Mars actually has an atmosphere

cyrodiil-burns:

tombstone-actual:

basedheisenberg:

propagandery:

NASA Will Make Oxygen From CO2 On the Surface of Mars

NASA just announced what the Mars 2020 rover will carry to the Martian surface, and one of them sounds like pure sci-fi: MOXIE, a machine that sucks in carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and pumps out pure oxygen for use in rocket fuel—or someday, for humans to breathe.

"We’re not so much using the oxygen, but seeing can we generate it, what’s the production rate, what’s the efficiency. Those are the general kinds of things we’re looking at with this in-situ device. If you can make propellant for a craft’s ascent stage to get off Mars, that really changes the mission design. Or if you can cache and store oxygen before a crew arrives, and have a habitable environment when we get there."

TERRAFORM MARS YES

MARS COLONY NOW

Mars is sweet and all. But why are we skipping the moon? Wouldn’t that make for a better launch base

Mars actually has an atmosphere