This company is working to create oxygen on Mars

September 25, 2023

Not everything you see in science fiction movies is fiction—the work of Utah’s OxEon Energy is a top example. OxEon is among the groups partnering with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to produce MOXIE, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, a system designed to create oxygen on Mars.

A brochure from the company describes MOXIE as the real-life version of Mark Watney’s “Oxygenator” in “The Martian,” and it’s functioning on a NASA Mars rover right now.