Later, Foster Grant Corp. acquired the license of coating and applied them on plastic lenses, creating extremely lightweight scratch-resistant lenses.
So, now when you flaunt your cool shades in summer, know that NASA is behind it.
At the same time, another company was working on a more aesthetic design of braces. They found that TPA was an ideal substitute, and since they were translucent they were perfect for invisible braces.
They are, in fact, one of the most successful and popular products in the orthodontics industry.
It was first invented to protect the Kennedy Space Center’s launch structures from air-salt corrosion, thermal stress, and rocket exhaust. Safety grooving is another thing that was also first used at NASA. It might not seem like a big invention but, it is interesting to note that application of this technique on roads and highways have led to an 85% decrease in highway accidents.
Though we remain unaware of the fact, NASA’s inventions have touched many facets of our life and have gone a long way in improving the quality our life.