Features

NASA Spinoff

Latest Articles

NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
In 2019, NASA engineers test-fired a 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber.
NASA Spinoff: Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
Wool from special sheep keeps astronauts and emergency responders safe.
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
Life support research for astronauts enabled a solution to one aspect of climate change.
The material used on a shuttle's rocket boosters has several terrestrial applications.
Developing meals for long-duration missions is leading to personalized 3D-printed food.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Methane Detector Sniffs Out Leaks

Methane is everywhere on Earth. It’s the main ingredient in the natural gas that powers heating, cooking, and electricity. It’s also a potent greenhouse gas. The presence of methane is also interesting...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health...

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Rocket engine testing requires a lot of light since all tests are filmed with high-speed cameras to monitor performance; however, those cameras have to adjust to the bright plume from a firing...

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printer Aims to Accelerate Materials Development

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health...

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of...

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services...

NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Demolition Probe Gives Construction Workers a Break

Initially designed for use on the Moon, the Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing system — developed at Auburn University with NASA funding — relies upon short, high-pulse power created by...

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the...

Videos