Ohioan hopes project is picked for Mars mission


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A professor from Ohio University hopes a device she created to extract water and
hydrogen from urine will draw enough public votes in a competition to be sent on an unmanned mission to
Mars in 2018.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1tkD9Bs
) reports the device is among 10 projects picked as finalists in the Mars One competition to send
technology to that planet.

Gerardine Botte of Ohio University’s Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research created a device
that can use urine to produce clean water and hydrogen that can provide power. The project is the only
finalist from the Midwest.

The public can vote until Dec. 31 through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the Mars One website. The
winning project will be announced next month.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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