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  • It?s September and that means cool new things to look for in the sky. This month, you?ll get a chance to see the Moon? alongside Mars? and Venus?. You?ll also be able to see Fomalhaut?, a bright, young star that can be visible toward the south even in cities. Here are some more skywatching tips:

  • COVID-19

    Brazilian partnership will begin producing our #COVID19 ventilator, VITAL, now that it has been approved for commercial manufacture. The breathing device was designed specifically to address the needs of coronavirus patients. #InThisTogether

  • NASA-JPL engineer Al Chen is no stranger to landing things on Mars. In fact, it?s sort of the family business. Both Al and his wife have had the opportunity to land spacecraft on the Red Planet. Up next, Al will be at the helm as NASA?s Perseverance Mars rover makes its entry, descent, and landing into the Martian atmosphere:

  • When the NASA Perseverance Mars rover lands on the Red Planet, it will be caching rock samples for a future mission to collect and return to Earth. For Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist at NASA-JPL Katie Stack Morgan, studying rocks is not only important in the search for ancient life, but it?s also a hobby

  • Ready to engineer the future at #NSBE46? We're looking forward to meeting you! Be sure to connect with us at the virtual career fair during the National Society of Black Engineers Virtual Convention August 20-21 from 11am - 4pm CT.

  • Sending a rover to the Red Planet is more than just 3?2?1? Liftoff! ? It takes 1,000s of people and years of hard work to get a spacecraft from Earth to Mars. So when NASA?s Perseverance rover touches down on the Martian surface, it will be because of the talented NASA minds that helped to make it happen. Follow the journey of Perseverance:

  • When our Perseverance Mars rover launches on July 30, it's set to be the first leg of a series of sample return missions in the search for evidence of life beyond Earth. Watch as experts from both NASA and the European Space Agency discuss how Perseverance will collect samples for a future return to Earth.

  • Our 600+ summer interns may be working from home, but they're "going the distance" to explore Earth and space with NASA. Read about their experiences as NASA-JPL's first class of remote interns and see how they are finding ways to persevere:

  • Today we hosted a virtual panel with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for our JPL interns. Discussion ranged from life on Lab, career insight, and how ERGs help create an inclusive environment at JPL. Participating in the panel were representatives from the Black Excellence Strategic Team (B.E.S.T.), Veterans, Amigos Unidos, Spectrum, Asian American Council, and the Advisory Council for Women. #LifeatJPL

  • Due to teleworking, the #PrideMonth banners on Lab are digital this year!

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