Volume 49, Number 3, May-June 2018
|Page(s)||15 - 18|
|Published online||04 July 2018|
Living on mars: how to produce oxygen and fuel to get home
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusa˜o Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2 Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Sorbone Université, Université Paris-Sud, Observatoire de Meudon, Palaiseau, France
Sending a manned mission to Mars is one of the next major steps in space exploration. Creating a breathable environment, however, is a substantial challenge. A sustainable oxygen supply on the red planet can be achieved by converting carbon dioxide directly from the Martian atmosphere. A new solution to do so is on the way: plasma technology.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2018
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