Mars astronauts could make rocket fuel on the Red Planet one day. Here’s how

Future Mars visitors will not only need oxygen to breathe, but also to act as propellant for rockets. Because oxygen takes up precious weight on spacecraft, mission planners are interested in the idea of ​​producing oxygen back there on Mars using Martian raw materials.

Two of those scientists have proposed a method they believe could produce enough oxygen to propel a six-person rover into Mars orbit.

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