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Home The Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) payload was flown to the edge of space on Dec. 11, 2019, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. OSCAR attained around three minutes of microgravity to demonstrate its features. (Blue Origin) The Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) payload was flown to the edge of space on Dec. 11, 2019, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. OSCAR attained around three minutes of microgravity to demonstrate its features. (Blue Origin)

The Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) payload was flown to the edge of space on Dec. 11, 2019, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. OSCAR attained around three minutes of microgravity to demonstrate its features. (Blue Origin)

The Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) payload was flown to the edge of space on Dec. 11, 2019, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. OSCAR attained around three minutes of microgravity to demonstrate its features. (Blue Origin)

The Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) payload was flown to the edge of space on Dec. 11, 2019, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. OSCAR attained around three minutes of microgravity to demonstrate its features. (Blue Origin)

Annie Meier, left, and Jamie Toro assemble the flight hardware for the Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA/Cory Huston)
Weighing in waste. A trash simulant, a mix of different types of material cut into tiny pieces, is weighed on a scale for use in OSCAR. (NASA/Frank Michaux)