MOXIE installation on Mars rover Perseverance
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lowered MOXIE into the belly of the Perseverance rover prior to launch.

MOXIE produces oxygen from Mars atmosphere

April 21, 2021
Categories: Jason SooHoo , John McClean , John Swoboda , Michael Hecht , Space Technology
MOXIE's historic mission to create oxygen from carbon dioxide has succeeded.

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been marking milestones on Mars since landing on the Red Planet in February. Its latest historic accomplishment is the first creation of oxygen from carbon dioxide in the thin Mars atmosphere. Mission time is measured in sols, or Martian days. Oxygen production was achieved early in the evening of April 20, or early morning on Sol 60 in Jezero Crater.  

For more, please see the MIT News story on MOXIE: