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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian day, or sol, since the mission landed Feb. 18.

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Hydrogen @ Scale in Utah

We are excited to have attended the Hydrogen @ Scale in Utah event hosted by Lancer Energy and the Utah Clean Cities Coalition at the beautiful Utah State Capitol earlier this week.

WiRE Newfoundland and Labrador Virtual Networking Meet-Up w/ Jessica Elwell

We are thrilled Jessica Elwell will be presenting at the WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy) Newfoundland and Labrador Virtual Networking Meet-UP.

 

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Visit from the Utah Office of Energy Development

We were privileged to host Alicia Ryans, Alair Griffin Emory, and Matthew Anderson from the Utah Office of Energy Development to discuss OxEon's future in Utah's #renewableenergy strategy!

Energy Earthshots Speaker Series ft. Our Own Joseph Hartvigsen!

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Visit from Western States Hydrogen Alliance

A great visit and formal introduction to the Western States Hydrogen Alliance, led by Roxana B. We are looking forward to seeing what OxEon can bring to this team.

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