5 Surprising NASA Spinoff Technologies

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Memory Foam

Originally designed to improve crash protection in spacecraft, memory foam is now widely used in mattresses, pillows, and medical applications for its ability.

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Invisible Braces

NASA's translucent polycrystalline alumina (TPA) has been adapted for clear braces, offering a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces.

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Water Filtration

Technologies developed for water recycling in space, like iodinated resin filters, have been repurposed for communities lacking access to clean water.

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Cushioning

Foams and gels developed for spacesuit helmets provide superior shock absorption and comfort in athletic footwear.

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GPS Technology

Although not directly developed by NASA, the Global Positioning System (GPS) relies on NASA's satellite technology, originally intended for space navigation.

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