Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance

NASA Technicians the MOXIE instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover
November 24, 2020
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Engineers lower MOXIE (the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment) into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover. MOXIE is a technology demonstration designed to convert carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere into oxygen. In the distant future, astronauts could use technology like MOXIE for breathing and to generate industrial quantities of rocket propellant in order to launch themselves back to Earth.