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4 Amazing Things Nasa Invented, and 4 You Think It Did


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NASA truck fairings

It all started when Edwin Saltzman was riding his bike. Whenever big trucks passed, he'd get hit with a mighty wallop of air. Since he worked at NASA, which has made a study of wind resistance on aircraft, it was pretty easy to design a more aerodynamic truck. And by the late '70s his designs were everywhere. Answer: Miracle.

Credit: NASA

NASA is everywhere.

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