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NASA plans to use the Martian soil as fuel

NASA планирует использовать марсианский грунт как топливоIs the fuel you plan to use for a flight from Mars to Earth.

NASA proposed to extract components of rocket fuel, including hydrogen and oxygen from the Martian soil.

Is the fuel you plan to use for a flight from Mars to Earth.

The NASA team under the direction of engineer Kurt Latch is engaged in the development of ISRU technology, which will allow to extract from regolith – red Martian soil – excess water and using electrolysis to separate it into hydrogen and oxygen.

It is expected that this system will one day allow people to live and work on Mars and also return back again to Earth. Check the most part of the developed equipment will be first on the lunar surface. In addition, NASA plans to send the ISRU system before the flight of people to Mars.

This decision, as planned, will allow the system to run for several years before arriving on the planet people. It is assumed that the ISRU will produce enough fuel so the crew could return home.

“This technology will ever allow people to live and work on Mars and return to Earth to tell the story,” said Kurt Leytch.

We will remind, recently a study was published according to which the water below the Martian surface, especially near the poles, may contain molecular oxygen. Moreover, in such quantities that it may be enough not only for the survival of microbes, and (maybe!) for the development of multicellular creatures.

Computer models suggest that this amount of oxygen is about 32 milligrams per cubic meter of water can exist as multicellular creatures with a slow metabolism, for example, sponge.

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