5 Everyday Items Invented By Nasa


NASA Inventions

Recently, NASA landed Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Curiosity will explore the red planet and send back pictures and data that NASA will analyze for years, but the mission wasn't cheap. The $2.5 billion price tag has left some Americans in sticker shock given the ballooning budget deficit, but NASA argues that this mission gives us a better understanding of Mars. Engineering missions of this complexity have a long history of producing technology that finds its way into our everyday lives. Here are just a few of those.
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