The space race: A future horizon for gases and cryogenics


From the very moment a rocket roars to life on the launchpad, industrial gases step into the spotlight. When carefully stored and handled, liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) provide the power that defies Earth’s gravity and launches humanity towards the stars.

As mankind traverses the cosmic void, industrial gases continue to be indispensable. On the Moon and Mars, where resources are scarce, the concept of in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) comes to the forefront.

Here, astronauts rely on the extraction and utilisation of local resources, often leveraging the very gases we brought from Earth, to support life and power exploration. These cutting-edge technologies enable mankind to harness the Moon’s regolith or the Martian atmosphere, extracting precious oxygen and other vital resources to sustain future generations of explorers. 

So, fasten your seatbelts as we journey through space, exploring the vital role of industrial gases that make these cosmic dreams a reality. 

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