NASA is envisioning life-support systems that could recycle breathable oxygen on human spaceflight missions. The agency issued a solicitation this week that calls for the design, development, fabrication, and testing of an advanced oxygen recovery technology.
Such systems are just one of many deep space exploration technologies that NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is investing in. The directorate is responsible for developing, testing, and flying hardware for future missions.
"Deep space exploration is imminent. Over the next 19 months we see investments in eight areas that are critical," Michael Gazarik, NASA's associate administrator for space technology, said Wednesday during a media teleconference.
How far can we go? A view from the Hubble telescope.
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— Elena Malykhina has written for Information Week, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and the Associated Press.