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How Space Technology Improves Our Lives on Earth

10/10/2011

How Space Technology Improves Our Lives on EarthThe fundamental research and development that makes it possible for us to explore the universe also makes our lives safer, more eco-friendly, more comfortable and more productive.

The list of technologies originally developed for space that affect our everyday lives is mindboggling: GPS, cordless tools, medical and chiropractic diagnostic equipment, ceramic hair straighteners, oil spill clean-up materials, radiant barrier insulation, temperature-regulating clothing, nutrition supplements, water and air purification systems, lubricants, comfortable mattresses and hundreds of other inventions.

To get an idea of what we're talking about, watch this recent video interview with Space Foundation Vice President Marketing & Communications: http://bit.ly/sfcomcast or visit these websites for the Space Foundation Space Certification program and the Space Foundation Space Technology Hall of Fame®: www.spacecertification.org and www.spacetechhalloffame.org.

 

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