Episode 113: Making Oxygen on Mars! All About MOXIE with Mr. Shravan Hariharan

There is no Oxygen on Mars. The thin Martian atmosphere is only made out of Carbon dioxide. How will we send humans and rockets to space without the Oxygen that they need? MOXIE, a machine aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover helps with that! This amazing technology turns Carbon dioxide into Oxygen and is working as you are reading this page right now! But, what is it, how does it work, and why is it important for future space exploration. Akshay speaks with Mr. Shravan Hariharan, a graduate student researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about this revolutionary technology.