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NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars for 1st time – Space.com

MOXIE’s work could help Mars astronauts live off the land someday.

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NASA’s Perseverance rover
just notched another first on Mars, one that may help pave the way for astronauts to explore the Red Planet someday.
The rover successfully used its MOXIE instrument to generate oxygen from the thin, carbon dioxide-dominated Martian atmosphere
for the first time, demonstrating technology that could both help astronauts breathe and help propel the rockets that get them back home to Earth.
The MOXIE milestone occurred on Tuesday (April 20), just one day after Perseverance…

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