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  • Plasma technology could help produce sustainable oxygen supply for human colonies on Mars

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 30th, 2018

    A future human colony on Mars will need a sustainable oxygen supply for its operations in the harsh Martian environment. A new research conducted by a team of Portuguese-French scientists suggests that plasma technology could be the key to producing the necessary amount of oxygen for crew activities on the Red Planet.

  • Apollo Moon rocks reveal new secrets

    Collin SkocikJune 8th, 2014

    Forty-five years after the historic Apollo 11 landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon, the priceless Moon rocks brought back by that legendary expedition are back in the news, revealing new evidence confirming the theory that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized planetesimal slamming into the young molten […]

  • NASA looks to revolutionize future oxygen recovery systems

    James TuttenMay 1st, 2014

    NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is looking for new ways to clear the air on long-duration spaceflight missions in the future. The Game Change Development Program (GCD) recently announced an open competition to greatly refine the process of next-gen oxygen scrubbers, with efficiency and effectiveness as a top priority.

  • Carbon Worlds May be Waterless, Finds NASA Study

    Press ReleaseOctober 28th, 2013

    Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to NASA-funded theoretical research.