NASA publication spotlights Marshall Center technologies improving quality of life

November 13, 2000

New technologies developed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are featured in the latest edition of "Spinoff" - an annual publication highlighting the successes of NASA's commercial partnerships with the business community.

"Spinoff 2000" explores 42 NASA technologies created for the space program then adapted for use commercially.

Spinoffs developed at or with the support of the Marshall Center include: U.S. patents owned by NASA are made available through licensing to industry in return for royalties paid to the inventors and their NASA Centers.
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Since its founding in 1958, NASA technologies have enabled American industry to introduce more than 1,200 new or improved products, such as improved equipment for breast cancer detection, purifying water, and better, easy-to-use software for a variety of tasks.

Copies of "Spinoff 2000" can be viewed on the Web at: http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/online.html

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center News Center

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