NASA extracts oxygen from Mars in extraterrestrial first
24 April 2021 | 12:45 pm
The conversion could pave the way to sustaining human life on Mars. It marks the first time that a resource was extracted from another planet for use by humans.
9 May 2021
A ferocious second wave of coronavirus in India has overwhelmed hospitals and caused a shortage of oxygen, leaving many helpless as they try to treat their sick relatives at home. This desperate search for oxygen often ends in grief. The capital New Delhi has been reporting at least one Covid-19 death every four minutes in the past few days, with a total of 3,400 deaths nationwide on May 2. Our correspondents Navodita Kumari, Mathilde Cusin, Jérôme Mars and Alban Alvarez report.
16 May 2021
A vicious Covid surge in Nepal risks devastating the impoverished country and its ill-equipped healthcare system.
29 May 2021
China's Mars rover "Zhurong" drives from its landing platform and starts exploring the surface, making the country only the second nation to land and operate a rover on the Red Planet.
28 May 2021
Ventilators are in high demand because of COVID-19. Supply is tight. As an alternative, could we get oxygen through our backsides? It's not as odd as you think.
5 Jun 2021
NASA is launching two new missions to Venus at the end of the decade to find out why the planet became "an inferno-like world." The missions will take place from 2028 to 2030.
5 Jun 2021
The Federal Executive has approved a contract for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of oxygen production plants and construction of plant houses.
11 Jul 2021
China's National Space Administration (CNSA) on Sunday released new images from its Tianwen-1 Mars probe. The footage shows the rover opening a parachute and descending to the Martian surface, and its rover Zhurong driving away from its landing platform and moving over the surface of the Red Planet. The launch on July 2020 of the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, which carried the Zhurong rover, marked a major milestone in China's space programme. In the future, the rover will continue to carry out movement, perception, and scientific exploration of Mars, the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
2 Jul 2021
Demand for refilling oxygen cylinders has increased dramatically due to the Covid pandemic in Uganda. The Roofings plant, previously refilled around 50 cylinders of oxygen per day, but now refills almost 400 cylinders a day.
26 Jul 2021
An alarming rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the delta variant in western Kenya is leading to a shortage of medical oxygen. DW's Mariel Müller visited a hospital in Kisumu County, where the shortage of oxygen and high-flow oxygen devices is making it difficult to save patients.
10 Aug 2021
The Perseverance rover is on a mission to hunt for signs of past life on Mars. But something went wrong in its first attempt to gather rock samples.
14 Aug 2021
An oxygen pipe has ruptured, cutting vital supplies to a Russian intensive care ward. Nine coronavirus patients have died as a result.
11 Sep 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover succeeded on its second try to scoop up rocks on Mars. While the first effort failed, this second attempt has excited Earth-based scientists.
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