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NASA Says Perseverance Rover Has Made Oxygen Out Of Martian Air – NPR

Fresh off the first-ever powered flight on another world, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts.

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Technicians at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA announced that the instrument had produced oxygen from the Martian atmosphere.
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After making the first-ever powered flight on another world, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts by making breathable oxygen out of the wispy Martian air.
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