February 6, 2018, Vol. 24, No. 11

Breaking Rocks, Making Water: The Secret Formula for a Trip to Mars?

NASA Grant 201801190029

Michigan Tech researchers have been awarded a NASA grant to study ways to extract water from gypsum rock on Mars, bringing a human trip to the red planet closer to reality.

Jeffrey Allen is the principal investigator on a project that has received $200,000 first-year funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Paul van Susante, Ezequiel Medici and Timothy Eisele are co-principal investigators on the project, “Low Mass, Low Power, Non-Mechanical Excavation of Gypsum and Other Evaporites and Water Production on Mars.” Read more.