Sunday, 20 March 2016


20 Things We Wouldn’t Have Without Space Travel
Satellite Broadband UK, 14 March 2016.

"There's more space in your life than you think"

Is a line taken from William Shatner's public service announcement for NASA Spinoff, on the adaptation of space technology to everyday life?

Under the Space Act of 1958, NASA's research and technological innovations must benefit everyone, and not just the space industry. Since the act NASA has produced a continual flow of inventions and discoveries which numbered almost 2,000 spinoffs since 1976 alone. Most of these technologies are integrated into everyday life without us realizing where they came from.

These inventions include items such as 'Miniature Cameras' designed and created by NASA to be small enough to fit on a spacecraft, or the predecessor of the portable computers which was designed to save space and weight in spacecraft.

Satellite Broadband UK has found some of the more impressive spinoffs and put them together in a handy infographic.

20 Things We Wouldn't Have Without Space Travel

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