NASA's Contribution to Technological Advances on Earth Essay
NASA is more than just a space administration; it shows itself everyday in the world although at first it might not be apparent. There are not many people that know the variety of what it has brought to everyday life. NASA is not limited to just aerospace technology. The three main fields of development have been medical, environmental and consumer products. Each field is equally important to technological development. NASA’s space exploration is essential for the advancement of technology on Earth.
On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created. It was the day of beginning a rich history of unique …show more content…
"People think it’s only aerospace technology, but [NASA has] medical as well," said S. Garry Miller (Dekok, 2002).
Many health applications originate in the imaginations of NASA engineers, technicians, or scientists. After the applications are designed many times commercial health-care organizations take over the distribution of the work. The inventions NASA has given to the medical industry have helped millions of lives each and every day. The inventions come in many shapes and sizes. One of them is a miniature internal heart pump. This device is based on technology used in Space Shuttle fuel pumps. As Brian McDonough’s article points out NASA's commercial invention of the year is a miniature ventricular-assist device (VAD). It is intended as a long-term "bridge" to a heart transplant