The NASA mobile robot "Perseverance" has achieved a new achievement on the surface of Mars, as it succeeded in converting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of the red planet into oxygen, a precedent for a planet other than Earth, according to the agency announced Wednesday.
The attempt was made on April 20, and NASA hopes that future versions of the experimental tool used for this purpose will pave the way for humans to explore the Red Planet.
The importance of this tool is not limited to the fact that it allows the production of oxygen for future astronauts, but it also replaces the loading of large quantities of oxygen that will be used to propel the rocket on its return flight from Earth.