VITAL was tested successfully on a human patient simulator. It has now been approved by the FDA for use in severe cases of COVID-19. NASA is now looking for partners to take on its manufacturing.
Nearing the summer launch window, the Mars Helicopter is now ensconced underneath the Perseverance rover. To ensure a safe landing, the rover's descent stage has been fueled as well.
Out of 28,000 entries to the "Name the Rover" contest, NASA has announced that 13-year-old Alexander Mather's submission — Perseverance —will be the name for the upcoming Mars 2020 rover.
The Mars 2020 rover is now able to support its own weight on its six aluminum wheels. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA released a time-lapse of the rover being lowered to the ground.
The Mars Curiosity rover had space junkies transfixed with its images and data sent back to Earth. But if NASA goes to Venus, a much different type of rover will be needed to survive the searing heat.
In two days time, the Curiosity Rover will have been on the surface of Mars for one (Earth) year, and to mark the occasion NASA has put together a two minute timelapse video of its travels.
Microsoft continues to add more Windows 8 apps to the Windows Store, including new apps from NASA, MSNBC, the Middle Eastern news team at Al Jazeera and even Dilbert comic strips.