Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday NASA

Happy 50th Birthday NASA.
Most people, when they first think of NASA, think space and that is the primary mission of NASA, but missions to the Moon and beyond are only a small part what they are about. Without NASA's scientists, our lives would be much different . Rob Sharp at the Independent lets us know some of the many ways in which NASA has rocked and changed our world. He lists 50 things brought to us by NASA.

  • Firefighter breathing apparatus
  • Freeze Dried meats and vegetables
  • Hand held Vacuums
  • Air cushion trainers
  • Longer golf shots
  • Baby food
  • Satellite TV
  • Home blood pressure monitors
  • Better brakes for our cars
  • self righting life rafts
and forty more

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