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Home 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) 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
Capsule carrying NASA’s Orbital Syngas/Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) and other payloads parachutes to a safe landing after flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket. (Blue Origin)