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Real World: Using Lunar Soil to Make Oxygen [Archived]

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NASA's plans to return to the moon never materialized, but the ideas and innovations considered for lunar explorations advanced technology. Travel to Hawaii to see tests using a special reactor and a process called hydrogen reduction to release oxygen from the volcanic soil. This process was being tested for possible use on the moon. [Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon and unmanned aerial vehicles to Mars. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: October 07, 2010

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