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Space Provides Dividends to Earth

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux | Posted 04.12.2016 | Science
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

Fifty-five years ago, humanity began its journey into the cosmos. The technological advances that were required to take our first steps came from a huge variety of fields, and many of these advances were subsequently co-opted for needs back on earth.

10 Surprising Ways NASA Technology Has Improved Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

NASA's primary focus is the cosmos, but the space agency has a surprising and significant impact on everyday technologies we use on Earth. NASA, in ma...

How Young Women Are Driving the Future of Space Entrepreneurship

Sophie Sanchez | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Sophie Sanchez

Their research, a hydroponic plant growth system that relies on centripetal force to work in microgravity, almost ended there, until they met someone with industry experience and an alternative way to raise capital.

SpaceX Fail? Great!

Greg Autry | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Greg Autry

Testing a truly new rocket has always involved failure. In fact, the development of any complex and innovative product should feature an iterative development process. By definition such a process is "failure driven."

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

End of Space Shuttle Saves World

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

If Richard Godwin's biotech company can do what it thinks it can, no one in the world need go hungry, and we might be able to live forever.

Space Agency Sets Sights On High Tech Moon Base

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

As if planning to build a moon base weren't enough, the European Space Agency may try to do it with 3D printing. "Printing" a building out of layer...

The Deadly Folly of Nuclear Power Overhead

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science
Karl Grossman

These missions don't present threats to life on Earth -- unlike the use of nuclear power overhead. Also, the production of nuclear fuel on Earth for use in space -- or in the atmosphere for drones -- constitutes danger, too.

WATCH: NASA Video Explains Everyday Technology That Came From Space

Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology

NASA has partnered with the makers of the computer-animated film "Arthur Christmas" to create a video explaining how technology that the space agency ...

Rat, Turtles, Worm In Space: Iran Announces Launch Of Animals Into Space

latimes.com | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

State television aired footage of the flying Kavoshgar-3. Photos posted to news websites showed a rat strapped into a space pod. Reports said two turt...