Bringing NASA technology down to Earth

Daniel P. Lockney, Terry L. Taylor
2018 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
Whether putting rovers on Mars or sustaining life in extreme conditions, NASA develops technologies to solve some of the most difficult challenges ever faced. Through its Technology Transfer Program, the agency makes the innovations behind space exploration available to industry, academia, and the general public. This paper describes the primary mechanisms through which NASA disseminates technology to solve real-life problems; illustrates recent program accomplishments; and provides examples of
more » ... spinoff success stories currently impacting everyday life.
doi:10.1109/aero.2018.8396834 fatcat:hmya5me22raplbmjugxrxrksju