Despite weather delays, NASA is making itself a hot topic with the groundbreaking launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon — the first American foray into space since the space shuttle’s final flight nine years ago. The launch is all part of a Boeing-NASA project that will end U.S. reliance on Russian spacecraft, and hopefully add new crew members to the International Space Station.
But NASA has been influencing Americans’ lives over the past nine years; even in the absence of space missions. There are numerous products, technologies and other things NASA invented that we use every day, from baby formula to tires.
Check out the everyday products invented by rocket scientists.
Last updated: May 28, 2020
Memory Foam Mattresses
Temper foam, also known as memory foam, was originally created as padding to improve crash protection for airline passengers, according to the NASA Technology Transfer Program. Now it’s used in