NASA Spinoff 2018

Each year, Spinoff highlights NASA technologies that are benefiting life on Earth in the form of commercial products.The 2018 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication features 49 technologies the agency helped create that are used in almost every facet of modern life. These include innovations that help find disaster survivors trapped under rubble, purify air and surfaces to stop the spread of germs, and test new materials for everything from airplanes to athletic shoes.


Table of Contents



Executive Summary

NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

Spinoffs of Tomorrow

NASA Technology Transfer Program


Public Safety

Radar Device Detects Heartbeats Trapped under Wreckage

Surveillance System Captures, Maps Lightning Strikes

Virtual Reality Platform Helps Pilots Land in the Sky

Autonomous Robots Take On Dangerous Warehouse Jobs

Drone Traffic Forecasts Show Commercial Skies of the Future

Offshore Oil Workers Learn Survival Skills in Astronaut Training Pool



NASA Spinoff, 2018

NASA Technology Transfer Program

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