NASA inventions that we take for granted.


One thing that gets under my skin is when people think that NASA should be disbanded because it’s not really benefiting mankind. Well here is a list of some inventions that came from NASA that you may not know about or take for granted.

The Computer Microchip: The microchips that we use today decent from integrated circuits used in the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Insulation: One thing I know we’re all happy about is that we need to run our heat 24/7 to stay warm. Well thank NASA for saving you a couple of bucks on your bill. Home insulation uses reflective material that protects the spacecraft from radiation.

The Super Soaker: Dude…. The childhood memories…. Thank Lonnie G. Johnson, a nuclear engineer who worked for NASA for this invention.

CAT Scanners: Easily one of the best thing that came from NASA. The cancer detecting machine was first used to find imperfections in space components.

Cordless Tools: Power drills and vacuum cleaners were used to drill for moon samples.

Lifeshears (Jaws of Life) You will mainly see this tool with firemen or any other first responder. To be able to cute through twisted metal without putting the passenger in harms way. This tech was first used for the flawless transition of multiple stage rockets.

Water Filters: Water taste even better without those annoying microorganisms. For astronaunts, they still rely on the basic necessities we have plentiful down here on Earth. NASA has upped the ante with its water studies by creating units that can recycle urine into safe drinkable water.