We just came back from the Big Island of Hawaii where we were shooting for an upcoming episode. We had a great time, but what a long flight! We shot some testing that NASA is doing with the volcanic soil there. It turns out that the volcanic soil in Hawaii is very similar to what we expect to find on the moon. In this testing, researchers were actually extracting oxygen and water out of the soil. With this technology, astronauts will not have to bring all of there oxygen and water with them, they can just make it there! Who knows, this technology may be able to help drought stricken places back here on Earth too. It amazes me every day what the hard working people at NASA can do to help out world.
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