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Next Time You Take A Selfie, Thank NASA


foxnews-articleThe following is an excerpt from Willie James Inman | November 22, 2016 | Foxnews.com |

In its nearly 60 year history, NASA has put a man on the moon, sent a probe beyond our solar system and captured images of the heavens with advanced telescopes. Although the primary goal of the space agency is to put humans in space, advanced technology eventually find its way back down to Earth.

Each year NASA publishes a magazine highlighting some of the inventions that have trickled down from space into modern day life.

Image sensors for cell phones and cameras (yes that includes selfie cameras), space blankets, memory foam, enriched baby formula and precision GPS to name a few, were all developed with the help of NASA.

Dan Lockney is the executive director of NASA’s Technology Transfer Program. He says Congress had the foresight to make sure that the technology developed for space exploration and the knowledge gained from space exploration has practical terrestrial benefits.”

According to Lockney there are between 1,600 and 1,800 inventions every year from the space agency, but not every invention reaches the hands of consumers. Through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program, technologies developed for research and space exploration are licensed and adapted for commercial and industrial uses.

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