7 NASA Inventions That Change The World

Originally developed by NASA in the 1970s for aircraft cushions to improve safety during landings

Memory Foam

NASA's water purification technology, initially designed for purifying water on the spacecraft

Water Purification

NASA developed a special coating for space helmet visors to protect them from scratches and damage in the harsh environment of space

Scratch-Resistant Lenses

While not directly developed by NASA, the space agency played a significant role in the development

Global Positioning System

NASA's infrared temperature-measuring technology, initially developed to monitor the temperature of stars and planets

Infrared Ear Thermometer