John D. Coates' Solution to Provide Oxygen on Mars

January 13, 2016

NASA goal to send humans to the red planet

john coates in the lab

By Kevin Schultz
Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle

Having discovered flowing, liquid water on the once-imagined arid surface of Mars, NASA scientists are looking to the next missing element needed for human habitability on the Red Planet: oxygen.

Finding a way to produce oxygen on the planet is vital if the space agency is to fulfill its goal of sending humans to Mars sometime during the 2030s, they say.

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