June 12, 2019

Crazy Engineering explores a technology demonstration riding aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover that's straight out of science fiction novels like "The Martian." It's an oxygen generator called MOXIE, designed to convert carbon dioxide — which constitutes about 96% of the Martian atmosphere — into breathable oxygen. This technology could evolve into bigger and more efficient oxygen generators in the future that would allow astronauts to create their own air to breathe and provide oxygen to burn rocket fuel needed to return humans to the Earth.

More information about Mars 2020 is at:
https://www.nasa.gov/mars2020 and https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech

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