Aerospace engineer develops solar reactor to make water, oxygen from lunar soil
30 October, 10:13
The idea is not new. "After the Apollo missions, scientists had a lot of ideas of how to make oxygen on the Moon, because every material that you bring from Earth costs money. For every kilogram of payload you need hundreds of kilograms of fuel," said Thorsten Denk, who worked on the device for 10 years at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT).