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Things You Didn't Know NASA Invented...

HOW NASA HAS IMPROVED YOUR HOME & LIFESTYLE If you're looking to improve your home, you could do a lot worse than look to the stars (or NASA to be precise). Since 1958, NASA has provided us with more home improvements than you may realise, changing our lives beyond recognition and definitely for the better. So whilst dreams of the space age may seem like pie in the sky today, where would you be without your digital camera, or your soft and cosy memory foam mattress? HOME NASA BABY FORMULA Whilst developing life support for Mars missions, NASA-funded researchers discovered a fungus capable of synthesising two omega-3 fatty acids found primarily in breast milk. These compounds are now found in over 90% of infant formula. HOME NASA CORDLES S VACUUM In order to collect lunar samples under the influence of reduced gravity, NASA contracted Black & Decker to create a vacuum drill. The tool had to be lightweight, powerful and compact: and paved the way for the cordless vacuum cleaner. HOME NASA SUPER SOAKER Invented by NASA scientist Lonnie Johnson in 1982 whilst considering a pressurized nozzle system for a new type of refrigeration system. Eventually Johnson decided the invention was better suited to an awesome high-powered water gun than a practical (boring) application. HOME NASA MEMORY FOAM Initially developed to improve the safety of aircraft and spacecraft cushions and seats, this high density foam softens on contact with body heat, allowing it to mould to a warm, snoozing body in just a few minutes. HOME NASA SAFER FOOD Getting sick in space is no jokel It's not like you can pop to the pharmacy to get some pills. This is why in the 1960s, NASA teamed up with the Pillsbury Co. to create a new system of quality control in food and food processes, which eventually became the HACCP Food Safety Standards. HOME NASA DIGITAL CAMERAS Say "Cheese". We take our smartphones for granted nowadays and it's never been easier to take a quick photo whilst on the move. But it was NASA who developed the first digital image sensors for the miniature cameras used on interplanetary missions (and maybe for the odd selfie). HOME NASA FREEZE-DRYING It's a no-brainer - extended space missions require longer-lasting, nutritional food without the need for refrigeration. After plenty of research, NASA perfected the freeze-drying process, allowing food to be kept for weeks at 20% of its original weight whilst keeping 98% of its nutritional value. HOME NASA JOYSTICKS Using technology based on NASA spacecraft, ThrustMaster created a joystick accurate enough to be used in training simulators for astronauts as well as on a home computer. Thrustmaster later went on to build control sticks and other tech for the Johnson Space Center. HOME NASA ROAD GRO OVING When a NASA space shuttle touches down at over 200mph, you better be sure it doesn't skid or hydroplane on the runwayl With safety in mind, NASA invented grooved runways to allow excess surface water to drain away and improve friction by up to 300%l SOURCES: www.sti.nasa.gov www.independent.co.uk spinoff.nasa.gov en.wikipedia.org www.ibtimes.com Brought to you by: EXPRESS DOORS DIRECT Quality Interior & Exterior Doors www.expressdoorsdirect.co.uk rrrrrrrr **** ****

Things You Didn't Know NASA Invented...

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NASA has invented some pretty major things that we use in our day-to-day lifes as well as spacecraft. From our food standards to digital cameras to joysticks to super soakers and more. This great info...

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