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May 3, 2016 AT 5:00 am

These NASA inventions are saving thousands of lives on Earth #makereducation

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Quartz has a great piece on some of the inventions from NASA that have had positive impacts on our earthling lives.

When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the US space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet.

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the technologies it develops for space missions accessible to the public. Once NASA’s inventions are patented, they become available for further development and use in consumer products. Since this program’s founding in 1964, the ripple effects of space technology have been felt around the world. Here are a few of the highlights:

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