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SpaceX begins a program to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into rocket fuel

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December 14, 2021 02:34 GMT

According to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, the new technology “will also be important to Mars.”

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on December 13 that his space company intends to extract satiate from the atmosphere and convert it into rocket fuel.

“SpaceX begins a program to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into rocket fuel. Please join us if you are interested.” Starch The businessman via his official Twitter account, adding that the new technology “It will also be important for Mars“.

We must remember that Musk never gives up on an idea colonization of the red planet and goals Builds By 2050 there is a self-sufficient city with a population of 1 million. those People will come to Mars In the Starship Spacecraft, a reusable planetary craft being developed by SpaceX.

Meanwhile, the World Meteorological Organization alerted In October of this year, greenhouse gas concentrations reached a level New record Last year it increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade. The agency, which is based on the United Nations, noted that these trends occurred despite a temporary reduction in emissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most important greenhouse gas, has reached 413.2 parts per million in 2020 The report declared it to be 149% of the pre-industrial level.” On the other hand, the organization also noted that the ability of terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems to serve as ‘sinks’ for carbon dioxide could become less effective in the future due to its sensitivity to climate change.

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