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European Space Agency opens plant to turn moondust into oxygen

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Breathable air and rocket fuel are must for long-term presence on Moon and European Space Agency is working on creating both using the Moon itself. It has started running a prototype plant to convert moondust (currently simulated) into oxygen for air & fuel. It unlocks high amounts of oxygen using molten salt electrolysis superheating the dust and migrating the oxygen along the salt till it's collected at an anode.