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Sancho

(9,073 posts)
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 07:18 AM Mar 2022

NASA's Moxie Aims to Make Air in Mars Breathable Instead of Transporting Oxygen from Earth

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/36407/20220303/nasas-moxie-experment-to-make-portable-oxygen-for-future-mars-missions.htm?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has indicated a goal to develop a futuristic device that would allow humanity to breathe oxygen on Mars as part of its Mars project. This project is part of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts initiative.

According to the most recent source, NASA has granted the go signal for early-stage financing of this technology. It would also include the optimal designs for spacesuits suitable for life in space.

NASA Gives Green Light For Oxygen Generator on Mars

The international space agency is working on a technique that will convert the air on Mars into breathing air. This revelation seems like something out of a science fiction novel, yet it's genuinely happening.
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NASA's Moxie Aims to Make Air in Mars Breathable Instead of Transporting Oxygen from Earth (Original Post) Sancho Mar 2022 OP
We're gonna make air on Mars. That ain't nuthin'. 3Hotdogs Mar 2022 #1
well, we already have the on off switch lapfog_1 Mar 2022 #2
We are going to need an escape plan now that we are trashing Earth. Irish_Dem Mar 2022 #3
Chicxulub meteor or World War III nuclear apocalypse Earth is still a nicer place than Mars, thanks. hunter Mar 2022 #5
The ultra rich can always build space stations closer to Earth. Irish_Dem Mar 2022 #6
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martians did this DavidDvorkin Mar 2022 #4

3Hotdogs

(12,783 posts)
1. We're gonna make air on Mars. That ain't nuthin'.
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 07:59 AM
Mar 2022

I just invested in a company thats gonna make gold out'a lead.

hunter

(38,564 posts)
5. Chicxulub meteor or World War III nuclear apocalypse Earth is still a nicer place than Mars, thanks.
Sat Mar 5, 2022, 09:27 PM
Mar 2022

Irish_Dem

(52,126 posts)
6. The ultra rich can always build space stations closer to Earth.
Sat Mar 5, 2022, 09:32 PM
Mar 2022

Will be the equivalent of oligarch yachts.

But given events in the last week, the Nuclear Apocalypse is looking like more of a reality. Maybe Mars is not so bad after all.

DavidDvorkin

(19,618 posts)
4. Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martians did this
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:39 PM
Mar 2022

I wonder if the person at NASA who came up with this idea was inspired by the old John Carter adventure novels.

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