Published on: 
Oct 1, 2021

We Asked a NASA Technologist – Is There Oxygen on Mars?

Is there oxygen on Mars? Technically yes, but it’s nothing like the amount we have on Earth. So breathing is out of the question. However, there IS a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) on Mars. Now a new technology — MOXIE — has proven that we can convert Martian CO2 into oxygen for use by future explorers. NASA engineer Asad Aboobaker tells us more. Learn more about MOXIE: https://go.nasa.gov/37ujwOl

Producers: Jessica Wilde & Scott Bednar
Editor: Matthew Schara

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