April 22, 2009

NASA Updates Technologies Web Site

The U.S. space agency says it has expanded its interactive online program that presents NASA technologies that positively impact one's everyday life.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said its interactive NASA at Home and NASA City sites are now enhanced with new features, including green-related information to coincide with Earth Day 2009.

NASA at Home and NASA City take users on an illustrated tour of the commercial technologies and products that trace their origins to NASA's investment in space and aeronautics research and development, the space agency said. Visitors can scroll more than 100 technologies grouped by themes such as home, airport, grocery store, sports arena, hospital, public safety and manufacturing.

Included among the technologies are temperature-regulated clothing, wireless headset telephones, fire-resistant paint and steel coatings and remote-controlled ovens that are based on technology used aboard the International Space Station.

NASA said it has documented more than 1,600 examples of how the agency's technologies have been used to improve life on Earth. The technologies are available in an online searchable database that can be accessed directly from the new Web feature.

To view NASA at Home and NASA City, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/city

To learn more about NASA technologies that improve life on Earth, visit: http://ipp.nasa.gov/pd_spinoff.htm