According to “partially-retired” Goddard Space Flight Center engineer, Tom Williams, “Our innovations help people who have nothing to do with the space program.” NASA innovations have led to a diverse array of products, including cell phone cameras, enriched baby formula and memory foam. In the medical field, partnerships and licensing agreements benefit Americans by bringing transformative technology into the operating room, the hospital and the doctor’s office.
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From plant biology to how we’re studying fire in space, students in New Mexico had tons of great #science questions for @Astro_Maker. Watch highlights to learn more about some of the research happening aboard your orbiting laboratory. #STEMonStation #TeacherOnBoard pic.twitter.com/48YM9ZgRGj— ISS Research (@ISS_Research) February 21, 2018