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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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Kia MOTORS AMERICA BEGINS DELIVERIES OF FACE SHIELDS TO HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2020 – In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers called “Telluriders” from Kia Motors’ U.S. headquarters delivered the first of the 95,000 face shields the company is donating to hospitals and medical facilities throughout Southern California to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The shields were assembled at…

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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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KIA MOTORS PRODUCING PROTECTIVE FACE SHIELDS AT U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT FOR USE BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Assembly of Personal Protective Equipment at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Expands Kia’s “Accelerate the Good” Efforts to Help People Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic Donations set to begin this week in the area surrounding West Point, Georgia, followed by deliveries to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as well as medical facilities in Southern California and New York Using CDC social…

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