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Space Exists in Your Shoes


No, really.

The space program is responsible for giving us a lot more than Tang. The NASA site has a neat little Flash application that illustrates some of the ways that space exploration impacts our daily life.

You can view various rooms in “NASA @ Home” and see everyday products which were developed as spinoffs of the space program. “NASA City” lets you enter an airport, hospital, grocery store, and several other locations to view tools and machinery which had their beginnings with NASA. Entering a location will pop up a menu of products which you can click on for a detailed description.

The navigation interface takes a little getting used to, but it’s fun to surf around and see how many everyday items are offshoots of the space program. It’s also good ammunition to show someone who questions whether we should keep funding NASA research.

Link (via The Presurfer)

Posted in Space December 30th, 2008 by Chip
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