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Nasa Technology, At Work on Earth

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Marathon finish-line blankets

Marathon finish-line blankets.

Credit: NASA Spinoff Magazine

Variations of many NASA inventions, initially developed for space travel and exploration, have worked their way into consumer culture, ranging from common household items to complex medical technology. Since 1973, when NASA began officially recording these so-called "spinoffs," they have documented more than 1,750 items.

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