10 Products That Only Exist Thanks To The Research From NASA
by N/A, 9 years ago | 1 min read
We depend on so many things that we wouldn't have without space exploration.
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1. Athletic Shoes
Nike Air sneakers use a suit construction technology developed by NASA.
2. Foil Blankets
Athletes and hikers use these today to protect them from dangerous drops in body temperature. They were originally used to protect people and equipment while traveling through space.
3. Swimming Pool Purification Systems
The first version of purification system was used to purify drinking water for astronauts and a slightly different version cleans your pool today.
Moon rock collectors approached Black & Decker about creating a lightweight portable drill so they could easily access their samples and they developed the handy vacuum you know and love.
5. Ear Therometers
NASA originally created this thermometer to measure the temperature of stars.
6. Scratch Resistant Lenses
Anti-abrasion coatings were originally created for astronaut visors to make them scratch and shatter-proof.
7. Home Insulation
Insulation was once called "Radiant Barrier" and was used to control temperatures in aircrafts when they entered extreme temperatures.
8. The Jaws of Life
The Jaws of Life use a smaller version of the explosive charges that separate devices on a space shuttle.
9. Wireless Headsets
Wally Schirra, one of the first astronauts was the first to use wireless headset technology.
10. Memory Foam
NASA created memory foam to make pilot's seats more comfortable.
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