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NASA has helped us benefit a lot of things in life. Without NASA, a lot of things wouldn't of happened without the success of technology that has happened. Many spinoffs have happened but some main points of the spinoff of wind power and health beneficial. The NASA spinoffs help gives us windmills and new technologies of health such as the CAT scanner.
Benefit of NASA
NASA is one of the main reasons for helpful inventions. NASA yes is known for its space program and successful landings of some planets and the moon. But what you might not realize are some of the inventions it helps bring to our society, and most of them are huge and helpful benefits. There spinoffs created jobs and a more helpful environment for us all to be and live. There program helped change the way of life in American, especially in the energy and health care field.
NASA helped us in the energy field a lot. If you ever driven or flew to any place and paid any attention to the windmills. That is just one of our benefits NASA helped create for our well being. Think of all the pollution we give off in our cars and the electricity we spend to keep our house and appliances going. The windmill using the earth's natural air supplies to create energy and power. The design of the windmill is all of NASA design for cutting the air around it. Using the turbines blades are the same forces that allow airplanes and helicopters to fly. The spinning shaft connects to an electric-producing generator to give us the electricity.
We use windmills around especially near the ocean where there is always wind coming off it. In Wyoming for 20 years, NASA's 4-megawatt 4 wind turbine produces max power and helps benefit there area for power. You can see NASA great help all around our areas and you can see it used in Sandusky, Ohio where Lake Erie gives off wind to power some off the locations near its town.
For health care, NASA inventions have benefited US industry, improved the quality of life and created jobs for not just Americans, but all around the world. NASA developed chemical process was responsible for the development of kidney dialysis machines. Almost nearly 1400 documented inventions by NASA have helped the industries. Another invention of health care that sparked was the invention of the CAT scanner. To think that the imperfection of aerospace structures of the creation of rocket motors and nozzles led to the development of the CAT scan. And it helps benefits us in our life to find tumors and other abnormalities.
To top it off think about your sports and what happens when you get hurt. Did you know that NASA helped create physical therapies and athletic machines? Astronaut health has always been a concern for them and what can cause physical problems. So a cardiovascular conditioner was developed for them. This led to sports and fitness machines for rehab. The machines are used by your football teams, sports clinics, and medical rehab centers.
Without NASA's spinoffs I can literally say things on earth would be so much different. My health care would defiantly not be the sane without them. My brother needed a CAT scan before and I couldn't imagine if they didn't have it to find abnormalities in him. Luckily they didn't find anything wrong. But I can see thought that that helped many sports people and people with tumors to find them and get them out of there. And without windmills large power companies around that area would be using so much money to keep those electrical appliances going. It's why many businesses go by the lake shores for the natural use of the earth's air. Today NASA has help me but also millions in ways we couldn't imagine.
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