Representational photo: Astronaut on Lunar surface, Apollo 11.

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ESA Teams Up With UK Firm To Extract Oxygen From Moon Rocks

Metalysis, a UK based firm, will extract oxygen, iron and aluminium from the Moon dust and rocks after it won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA). The experiment aims to yield oxygen and building materials on the Moon to help reduce the extra weight carried by rockets. Scientists believe, if successful, the experiment would help in building a Lunar base and promote deep-space explorations without worrying about oxygen supply.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 12:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: European Space Agency, Metalysis, moon

Courtesy: The Guardian