“Throughout the course of its over 50-year history, in order to fulfil its mission needs” space agencies have “created many unique and innovative technologies. Oftentimes these innovations find uses outside of their original aerospace applications, […] ending up in everyday items […]. While not all of the spinoff technologies […] end up in our homes—many meet complex medical and industrial challenges or help to preserve the Earth’s natural resources—sometimes these high-tech advances work their ways into the goods and services that we take for granted as consumers.” (NASA, 2009)
"Consumer Spinoffs". National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2009.
Accessed February 21, 2019.