Sep 8, 2023

NASA’s MOXIE wraps mission with breath of fresh Martian air

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Since the Perseverance rover’s landing in 2021, MOXIE has produced a cumulative 122 grams of oxygen.

NASA’s Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) successfully concluded its mission by producing oxygen on the Red Planet for the 16th and final time. Developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the machine exceeded the initial expectations of its creators and has set a strong precedent for future missions aimed at human exploration of Mars.

“MOXIE’s outstanding results validate the viability of extracting oxygen from the Martian atmosphere—a crucial resource for both life-support and propellant for return missions,” stated NASA Deputy Administrator… More.

Source: NASA

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