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Meet Moo Stricker, Mars 2020’s Planetary Protection Engineer — Behind the Spacecraft — Live Q&A

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL scientist Moogega Stricker is the Planetary Protection lead for Mars 2020. Join our conversation to find out how she’s making sure the spacecraft does not bring any bacteria from Earth to Mars. We’ll be taking…

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Desert ‘Rover’ Helps NASA Scientists Prepare for Mars

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Did life ever form on Mars? NASA is launching its new Perseverance rover to find out. In February 2020, mission scientists practiced skills they’ll need while Perseverance explores the Red Planet. A seven-person field team served as a simulated rover, carrying cameras and science instruments to the Nevada desert. Meanwhile, mission scientists at institutions like…

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Do’s and don’ts for disinfecting your vehicle

NASHVILLE – Nissan is offering tips on how to disinfect your vehicle as we aim to stop the spread of COVID-19. Frequent hand washing as directed by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a crucial part of staying healthy, but so is disinfecting surfaces, including those in your car. “Most people are still using their vehicles, whether…

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NASA Builds on Investments in US Small Business’ Beneficial Technologies

  NASA has selected 139 proposals for follow-on funding though the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The Phase II awards will provide approximately $104 million to 124 small businesses located across 31 states. NASA annually invests in U.S. small businesses with promising new technologies – companies developing better batteries, virtual assistants, lightweight materials and more. These technologies can…

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Toyota USA Foundation Builds Upon Company’s Ongoing COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Provides $2.5 Million to Address Hunger and E-Learning Programs Nationwide PLANO, Texas (May 5, 2020) – Amid growing demand for emergency relief as a result of COVID-19, the Toyota USA Foundation awarded $2.5 million in grants to a variety of nonprofits across the nation. Funds address crucial needs – particularly food assistance – in urban hot spots and in many…

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