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John McClean

Post-doctoral Associate Science team collaborator, Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Experiment (MOXIE), NASA Mars 2020 rover.
Office Phone 617-715-5586

My research interests are technology development for space science and exploration. At Haystack, I work on the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), one of the instruments on board the NASA Mars 2020 mission’s Perseverance rover. MOXIE will produce oxygen from Mars’ atmospheric carbon dioxide using solid oxide electrolysis. Before coming to Haystack, I worked on the NASA InSight mission during my PhD in planetary science at Imperial College London. I have five years of professional experience in aerospace technology development in Rolls-Royce’s aerospace division and at the European Space Agency, and completed my undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Oxford.

Spotlight Projects
MOXIE: Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment

Demonstrating conversion of atmospheric CO2 to oxygen on the Martian surface.