How brine can help create breathable air and fuel on Mars

NASA plans to land A crew on the moon by 2024, And then further on Mars, Possibly in the 2030s. One day, we will have permanent crew in both worlds. Unlike initial short-stay visits, long-term bases will have to be as self-sufficient as possible.

A lot of research has gone into preparation In situ resource utilization (ISRU) that can help build and maintain it Lunar base. Now, ideas similar to Mars are catching up with a new study, Published in PNAS, Suggests a way to use salty (salty water) found on Mars to create breathable air and fuel.

“Staying away from the land” would be more important than Mars on the Moon, because Mars is far away – making transportation costs (and time) even higher.

A major resource issue is how to provide sufficient oxygen for the mares-base crew to breathe. Mars has only a thin atmosphere, whose surface is less than a hundredth of the Earth. Worse, it is 96% carbon dioxide with only 0.1% oxygen. Earth’s atmosphere is 21% oxygen.

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, Firmness, Which is already on the way to Mars, is used Moxie, A name imaginatively from the Mars Oxygen in situ experiment.

Mars 2020 'Perseverance' Rover Labeled Photo