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10 NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

In 1958, President Eise­n­hower signed the Space Act, officially creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From the beginning, the purpose for the ne­w branch extended beyond space ships and moon boots. The law stipulated that its research and advancements should benefit all people, and in its 50-year history, NASA has certainly fulfilled that role.

  •  Inspiring the imagination of millions around the world
  • Common perspective of our plant from space
  • Cooperation of nations as demonstrated with International Space Station ISS
  • Better understanding of our universe

10 Nasa Inventions You Mingt Use Every Day

10. Invisible Braces
9.   Scratch-resistant Lenses
8.   Memory Foam
7.   Ear Thermometer
6.   Shoe Insoles
5.   Long-distance Telecommunications
4.   Adjustable Smoke Detector
3.   Safety Grooving
2.   Cordless Tools
1.   Water Filters

1500 Spinoff Sucess Stories

Technology transfer has been a mandate for NASA since the agency was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. The act requires that NASA provide the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and results. It also provides NASA with the authority to patent inventions to which it has title. The term “spinoff” was invented to describe specific technologies developed by NASA for its missions that are transferred for commercial use or some other beneficial application. Thus far, NASA has documented more than 1,500 spinoff success stories.

Space Program Benefits: NASA’s Positive Impact on Society By J.R. Wilson