NASA Spinoff 2017 Shows Space Technology Used Daily On Earth

Posted: Dec 6 2016, 4:44am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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NASA Spinoff 2017 Shows Space Technology Used Daily on Earth
  • NASA Technology comes in Handy in Various Objects on Earth

NASA technology is not just for outer space purposes. Many if its spinoffs have come in handy in various objects on earth.

NASA has just released a report titled Spinoff 2017. It takes a gander at 50 firms that employ NASA technology. These include a series of products that most of us use in our homes.

Such innovations as a self-driving tractor, cameras for car crash tests and precision tools for brain surgery all combine to make life easier for ordinary citizens. NASA definitely plays an important role in our lives.

It is towards the end of the invention and discovery process that these fruits of technology all become visible. What begins in the labs of NASA, and later gets accomplished brick by brick thanks to the engineers, becomes a household product in the final analysis.

It could be used in someone’s farm, in a housewife’s kitchen or in a medical operating room. Not only do these spinoffs make people more diligent in what they do, they also help protect the environment.

In NASA’s labs, a gentleman built the first widely available automatic tractor. This is now used in far-off places for the sake of mechanized farming. Also shunting dangerous heat from such delicate procedures as brain surgery via the tools is another field that owes a lot to NASA.

Finally, high-speed cameras that record in detail how car crashes take place also come to us courtesy of research done at NASA facilities. Laser imaging technology is also another NASA creation.

Satellites in orbit that detect weather patterns on earth are available 24/7 due to NASA’s technology. Even supersonic flight software owes a debt of gratitude to NASA’s brainiacs who work day and night to churn out innovations on an unprecedented scale.

NASA has always taken giant steps. It is the arch-Alpha Male agency that truly believes in adventurism and exploration for exploration’s sake.

The reaching out into space may have no immediate function other than curiosity, yet the spinoffs of this curiosity drive are so many and so useful that they hardly need going into.

Everything from new wing designs to a DNA, RNA and protein separator and faulty wire rerouting come our way thanks to initiatives that NASA began in the first place.

NASA is indeed a prestigious agency of the United States and the more that the government siphons funds into its coffers, the better it will be for the advancement of society.

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