Trump asked NASA if their technology could sterilize the inside of people’s lungs to kill coronavirus
Jim Bridenstine, head of the US aerospace agency NASA, says he hopes to have austronauts back on the moon. (AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski)

According to, President Donald Trump asked NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine if an experimental disinfectant fog in development at the Glenn Research Center could be used to sterilize the inside of people's lungs to treat coronavirus.

"Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center is collaborating with a Kent-based company called Emergency Products + Research (EP+R) to develop a fogging system that can be used to decontaminate rooms and ambulances for coronavirus," reported Sabrina Eaton. "Bridenstine displayed the devices for President Donald Trump during a Friday meeting at the White House."

"After Bridenstine explained how AMBUStat’s device fogs rooms, leaving every surface in the room sterilized, Trump asked whether people could breathe it in," continued the report. "Bridenstine clarified the cleansing occurs without people in the room."

This line of questioning occurred just a day after Trump caused a stir by asking his scientists at Thursday's press conference to look into the possibility of injecting people with household cleaner to get rid of the virus.