Did You Know That’s a NASA Technology?
When most people think of NASA technology, they think of technology used in space exploration to the Moon, Mars or the most distant galaxies in the universe. But did you know NASA technologies also benefit life on right here on Earth, in the form of commercial products? “NASA spinoffs” are in your everyday life – they can be found all around you, from your smartphone and household appliances, to your car and even in baby formula. NASA is making sure our technological innovations go beyond their original use to benefit the public as new commercial products and services, right here on Earth, right now. As we like to say at NASA, “there’s more space in your life than you think.” Since 1976, NASA has profiled more than 2,000 NASA spinoffs in the annual NASA Spinoff publication. Learn about more spinoffs in this year’s publication at https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2018/index.html.
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