New Web Feature Shows How NASA Technologies Improve Our Lives


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WASHINGTON - NASA has added to its Web site an interactive program that allows users to discover some of the many NASA technologies that positively impact everyday life. NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale unveiled NASA at Home and NASA City Tuesday in Denver at the 3rd Space Exploration Conference.

The interactive site takes users on an illustrated tour of the commercial technologies and products in their homes and cities that trace their origins to NASA's investment in space and aeronautics research and development. NASA has documented more than 1,500 examples of how NASA technologies have been used for bettering life on Earth.

Visitors can scroll over technologies grouped by themes such as the home, airport, grocery store, sports arena, hospital, public safety, and manufacturing. After entering an area, users can read a short description of the technology to learn more about products such as temperature-regulated clothing from materials used in astronauts' suits and gloves, wireless headset telephone technology pioneered to transmit the first words from the moon, fire-resistant paint and steel coatings from NASA's heat shield technology, and remote-controlled ovens based on technology used aboard the International Space Station.

Users also can connect to NASA's complete database of associated spinoff technologies from NASA at Home and NASA City.

To view NASA at Home and NASA City, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/mmgallery/index.html

For more information about NASA's plans to travel to the moon and beyond, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

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