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NASA Mars experiment success brings crewed missions nearer to truth

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Technicians at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory decrease the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s Perseverance rover, which arrived on Mars in February 2021, scored a first on Tuesday when it efficiently transformed about a of the crimson planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. The fulfillment marks the first-ever production of oxygen on one other planet and takes us a step nearer to launching a crewed mission to Mars. Perseverance performed the feat the employ of its on-board Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment instrument, otherwise identified as MOXIE. The expertise demonstration is important on two counts. First, it might perchance perchance perchance mo...