Spinoff is NASA’s annual premier publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has facilitated the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector, benefiting global competition and the economy. The resulting commercialization has contributed to the development of commercial products and services in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured between 40 and 50 of these commercial products annually. Spinoff maintains a searchable database of every technology published since its inception. If you think you have the makings of a spinoff, please contact us through the contributor form.


NASA and the Space Program has given us more tech than we can name! Lifesaving medical tech. Money saving energy tech. Your cellphone has it. Your cellphone provider uses it. From velcro to Teflon pans and the many uses of Teflon that are not as obvious, to many of the everyday gadgets we take for granted, tech from NASA has filtered into our lives. The next time you think the Space Program is a massive waste of money, think again. You might be holding NASA tech in your hand, or inside your body!

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