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NASA Develops VITAL Ventilator

Engineers at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab have developed VITAL- a ventilator prototype for assisting the treatment of COVID-19 patients. VITAL Ventilator VITAL or Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally is a high-pressure ventilator prototype developed by engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. It is a low cost, easy to build ventilator to be ..

First Ever Unified Geological Map of the Moon Released

The NASA along with its partners recently released the first ever Unified Geological Map of the Moon, virtually on April 22nd. About the Project The Unified Geological Map of the Moon was released virtually by NASA, United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lunar Planetary Institute. The map is to serve as a blueprint for ..

NASA Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA marked April 24th as the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into the low earth orbit in 1990. Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest space telescopes and is named after American astronomer Edwin Hubble. It is a collaborative project of NASA and the European Space Agency. ..

NASA plans to monitor volcanoes from space

NASA is in plans to monitor volcanoes, earthquakes and other land deformation events from space using InSAR. InSAR InSAR or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar is a remote sensing technique that uses SAR (synthetic aperture radar) images to monitor natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, glacial movement and other land deformation events. NISAR NISAR or ..

NASA releases global maps of soil moisture

NASA recently released maps of soil moisture content and groundwater wetness for many regions including India. It is a joint initiative with University of Nebraska. About the Initiative Though NASA has been releasing maps of soil moisture for long, this is the first time the map is on a global scale. It is a joint ..

Suspension of Space Activities

The European Space Agency announced that it would be putting 8 of its spacecrafts into ‘hibernation’ in light of the COVID-19 situation leading to a scaling down of operations. About ESA ESA or European Space Agency (also ASE) is an intergovernmental space research and exploration organisation established in 1975 by the ESA Convention. It has ..

Katharine Johnson

NASA mathematician, Katharine Johnson, passed away at the age of 101 recently. She is noted for not only for her mathematical prowess but also for her role in breaking racial and gender barriers. Who was Katharine Johnson? Katharine Johnson was a NASA mathematician noted for her contributions for doing the calculations for missions that sent ..

Artemis Program

The NASA announced that it will start accepting applications for the Artemis mission to the moon from March 2nd to March 31st of 2020. What is the Artemis Program? The Artemis program is an upcoming crewed mission to moon. It is a collaborative project of NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) ..