Many of our clients remember the space missions of the Apollo Program in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and those of the Space Shuttles later.  How many around in those days remember eating products like “Space Food Sticks” or “TANG”?  We were all beneficiaries of the many innovations learned from the space programs of the United States.  Attached is a video showing the AMAZING LANDING of the NASA Mars Rover Perseverance.  You have got to watch this- it is simply amazing!

Beyond freeze-dried foods, innovations stemming from NASA research have been worked into everyday products ranging from wireless headsets, cell phone cameras and the little winglets on airplane wings to grooved pavement, insulin pumps, artificial limbs and the first computer mouse.  Who knows what new innovations and technologies will be developed over the next 25 years from this latest space mission to Mars… new foods, building materials, communication technologies and many other groundbreaking products!

Special thanks to FourStar Team member Bryan Principe, a major space buff who located the really, really, interesting video and link.  Thanks Bryan!

Enjoy, Brian Kasal- The Leadership Matrix

Click Here- NASA Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars

Here is also a NASA site with many of the spinoffs that have worked into everyday life, listed by state- what has your state done with a little helping hand from the NASA Technology Transfer Program?

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