EM2 in the Pub, part 5: oxygen is weird

Dr Phil is horrified that Earth is shrouded in a corrosive, dangerous chemical called oxygen.

It’s unstable and it burns things. But that’s useful for us to burn our food.

If we lived in a stable unreactive gas atmosphere we wouldn’t be able to get energy to power our life. An off-the-cuff rant as part of EM2 in the Pub.

EM2 is the Earth to Moon to Mars projects, to develop and test technology for humankind’s colonisation of other world. NASA has identified a moon base as the springboard to a mars base, so Boswell Technologies is spearheading a grass roots effort to test as much technology as possible before it goes into space.

This pub night in Canberra brought together experts from a range of sciences to discuss the issues colonisers on the Moon might face.

Filmed at Smiths Alternative Canberra, May 2021. MCed by Dr Phil Dooley.

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