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Eight U.S. Manufacturers Selected to Make JPL COVID-19 Ventilator

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 3:01 pm

After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. The prototype, which was created by JPL engineers i... More »


JPL’s Detective Aboard the Perseverance Rover

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 4:41 am

Mars is a long way from 221B Baker Street, but one of fiction’s best-known detectives will be represented on the Red Planet after NASA’s Perseverance rover touches down on Feb. 18, 2021. SHERLOC, an instrument on the end of the rover’s robotic arm, will hunt f... More »


Caltech’s 83rd Annual Seminar Day Goes Virtual for First Time

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 11:26 am

More than 2,300 people participated in Caltech’s 83rd Annual Seminar Day on May 16 to hear Institute luminaries discuss a range of topics from COVID-19 and sensor technology to the robotic exploration of Mars and historical pandemics. Presented by the Caltech ... More »


NASA Telescope Named for ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 3:24 pm

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader unive... More »


JPL’s “Send Your Name to Mars” Campaign Earns Coveted Webby Award

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:32 pm

“Send Your Name to Mars,” a campaign by Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to encourage people to send in their names to be stenciled on tiny chips that will be riding in the Mars 2020 rover, has been chosen as a winner in the 2020 Webby awards – one of four... More »


Caltech Launches New Site to Explain Science Topics

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 12:02 pm

Caltech is launching a new science website that brings expert analysis to the scientific and technological questions that define our time. The Caltech Science Exchange will provide clear and credible explanations of high-profile science and engineering topics.... More »