Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsPROFESSOR TINA OVERTON: This week, we're going to look at oxygen. Oxygen is required for respiration, and respiration provides the energy our bodies need for metabolism. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsJASMINA LAZENDIC-GALLOWAY: And Mars does have an atmosphere. It's very thin-- only about 1% of Earth's, and it's rich with CO2.

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsPROFESSOR TINA OVERTON: So carbon dioxide could be a source of oxygen for us on Mars. DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsJASMINA LAZENDIC-GALLOWAY: But we will also discuss what other ways and where other sources of oxygen could be.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsPROFESSOR TINA OVERTON: So once we've generated all this oxygen, we're going to need an environment that we can live in where we can breathe the oxygen freely. So the other thing we're going to look at this week is what our habitat might look like and how we can build a habitat that's suitable and comfortable for us to live on Mars.

Welcome to week 2

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How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars

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