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Latest NASA spin-off Stories

2012-02-07 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Spinoff 2011 publication, now available online, reveals how the space agency's ingenuity and partnerships have saved thousands of lives, generated billions of dollars, and created thousands of American jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The latest edition of Spinoff records 44 journeys of NASA's most innovative technologies. It chronicles their origins in NASA missions and programs and...

2011-12-02 11:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Much of the technology we rely on daily was developed by NASA for space exploration and then adapted or enhanced for use here on Earth. This includes many technologies used in schools, homes, cars, computers and industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Singer Norah Jones and NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers talk about how some of the agency's outstanding accomplishments in space are used to improve our...

Norah Jones And 'Arthur Christmas' Promote NASA Spinoff Technology
2011-12-02 10:58:57

[ Watch the Video ] Much of the technology we rely on daily was developed by NASA for space exploration and then adapted or enhanced for use here on Earth. This includes many technologies used in schools, homes, cars, computers and industry. Singer Norah Jones and NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers talk about how some of the agency's outstanding accomplishments in space are used to improve our life on Earth in a new public service announcement available on NASA's website. The duo...

Smithsonian Channel To Air Special 'Arthur Christmas' Segment Featuring NASA Spinoff Technology
2011-11-22 04:38:10

[ Watch the Video ] Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from? You might be surprised that a great percentage of the technology we rely on each day was developed or enhanced by NASA. We all know about NASA's outstanding accomplishments in space, but few of us know just how much the space agency has accomplished right here at home. Except for Arthur. Arthur Christmas, that is. This year in the holiday release of...

2011-11-21 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have you ever been curious about where all the technology in your school, home, car, computer, or office comes from? You might be surprised that a great percentage of the technology we rely on each day was developed or enhanced by NASA. We all know about NASA's outstanding accomplishments in space, but few of us know just how much the space agency has accomplished right here at home. Except for Arthur. Arthur Christmas, that is. (Logo:...

NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
2011-11-19 04:00:41

Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring them safely back to Earth. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will use advanced compound semiconductor materials to develop new technologies for the High Operating Temperature Infrared Sensor Demonstration. The higher the temperature at which an...

NASA Announces 2011 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest
2011-11-16 06:02:10

NASA is kicking off its second annual NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest to raise student awareness of how NASA technologies provide benefits to the public. Registration for the contest is open until January 3, 2012. The NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest emphasizes the similarities between the popular OPTIMUS PRIME character from Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS brand and NASA technologies now being used back on Earth. Last year´s contest brought video submissions from over 190...

2011-11-15 16:25:00

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is kicking off its second annual NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest to raise student awareness of how NASA technologies provide benefits to the public. Registration for the contest is open until January 3, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest emphasizes the similarities between the popular OPTIMUS PRIME character from Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS brand...

2011-09-18 05:08:23

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology required for future missions, while proving the capabilities and lowering the cost of government and commercial space activities. "NASA's Game Changing Technology Development program uses a rolling selection process to mature new, potentially transformative technologies from low to moderate technology readiness levels -- from the...

2011-09-16 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology required for future missions, while proving the capabilities and lowering the cost of government and commercial space activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA's Game Changing Technology Development program uses a rolling selection...