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Using Local Resources for Exploring Other Planets – Two Years of Producing Oxygen on Mars by the MOXIE Experiment on the Perseverance Rover

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MOXIE (Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment) has been producing oxygen on the surface of Mars for over two years, using solid-oxide electrolysis of the CO2 that composes 95% of the Martian atmosphere. This is an example of “living off the land”, which explorers have done since time immemorial. This talk will explain what MOXIE has accomplished as well as presenting the accomplishments of the entire Mars2020 Perseverance mission and will discuss the implications for future human space exploration.
  • Jeffrey A. Hoffman, PhD
    Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering, Director, Human Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Retired NASA Astronaut