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NASA Will Try Out An Instrument Designed To Make Oxygen On Mars02:28
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Technicians loading MOXIE onto the Mars 2020 rover (R. Lannom/NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Technicians loading MOXIE onto the Mars 2020 rover (R. Lannom/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The next Mars mission will have an instrument that can make oxygen from the carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere. It will be crucial for keeping astronauts alive and for fueling rockets.

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