Fact Sheet

Fast Facts about NASA Fuel Cells
 
The once obscure fuel cell was refined by NASA to solve the dilemma of how to provide power for extended missions to space.

The Gemini and Apollo Programs both made use of fuel cells.

Since the space program refined them, fuel cells have achieved widespread recognition by academia, industry and government as a means for producing clean energy for the future.

Fuel cells on the space shuttle created potable water that was pumped into storage tanks for the crew to use in orbit.

NASA is considering a solar-powered regenerative fuel cell system to store energy for night-time use on the moon during future long-duration moon missions.