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Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency that is responsible for the civilian space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most U.S. space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting theInternational Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic missions such as New Horizons, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite.

Over the years we have received many technologies from NASA which been actually developed for the space program but they deemed more useful in real life then they were in space as they were first imagined. Here we have some of the the technologies which we use everyday and without thanking NASA to develop them.

10. Solar Plants – Even these were developed thanks to technologies by NASA.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

9. Prosthetic Limbs – NASA’s work on robotic muscle systems for the space robots allowed for the progress made in this field.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

8. Shock Absorbing Soles – NASA developed them for the boots of astronauts and now they are used in running shoes on Earth.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

7. Scratch Resistant Material – NASA developed the material to protect astronauts’ helmet and visors. It is used for the protection of eyeglasses and sunglasses nowadays.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

6. Space Blanket – An integral part of first aid kits and loved by Marathon runners who have to stay warm.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

5. Radial Tire – NASA came up with these innovations to impart efficiency and strength to vehicles used for moon exploration; the tires were later used for cars on Earth as well.

Radial Tire

4. Wireless (Battery operated) Tools – NASA developed these for moon exploration.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

3. Long Distance Phone Calls – NASA developed the satellite technology that made it possible for the world to remain in contact.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

2. Memory Foam Mattress – The material was developed by NASA to stay protected during plane crash scenarios.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA

1. Smoke Detectors – The ones at your home that can differentiate between harmful gases and smoke were developed in 1973 in Honeywell Corporation.

Top 10 Technologies Given To Us By NASA


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