Though sometimes you may not know it, NASA technology has impacted many of the things you use in your everyday life. You may be using something right now that is a spinoff of NASA technology!
What happened when scientists sent contact lenses to space? Well, they made new discoveries that helped them to better understand polymers. That allowed them to create a better pair of contact lenses that are better than the first ones. The hard contact lenses allow the wearer to wear the lenses for longer periods of time and also provide more comfort to the eyes. The reason for that is the fact that the lenses can sustain their shape longer due to the harder polymer. The improved product was due to combined partnership/experiments with NASA.
The much more appealing clear braces were made possible by the sponsorship of NASA. The clear braces do not stain, discolor, deform, or bend. The material known as translucent polycrystalline alumina, or TPA is also used by military services in tracking heat-seeking missiles.
If you are looking at this, you probably used a computer mouse to find it, but as you used it, it probably never occurred to you before that NASA made the invention of the mouse possible. Of course NASA indeed did not invent the mouse, but aided in the development of it. It was in the early 1960s whenever Doug Englebart wanted to pursue his idea of manipulating data on a computer screen. A grant given to Englebart by NASA initiated the process. The result was the birth of the computer mouse.
Who would’ve thought that NASA could even take part in the progression of makeup? The same data collected by NASA for digital image processing on the surface of the moon is also used for the surface of the skin- human skin. Using this technology, scientists are able to create safer, and more effective skin treatments and cosmetics.
Manufacturers combined technology to use the same water purification system as in the space shuttle in your own home.
Ideas from NASA were used in the purification of water in the sewage sector thanks to NASA's discovery of using aquatic plants as filters.
I'm sure you've looked at a wall before, but would you have known that NASA could be a part of it?
NASA research in optics and eye protection led to a better desk light that was better for reading and eyes.