It came from outer space: everyday products and ideas from the space program9780313322228, 0-313-32222-8

Author : Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Robert L. Burke
"""Description: Daily life has significantly changed over the past 45 years thanks to innovations by NASA, among them cordless tools, ergonomic chairs, computer joysticks, heart-rate monitors, and scratch-resistant eyeglass lenses. As stated in the introduction, ""This volume contains 67 entries on products and technologies that have been either developed or improved upon because of space-related research and technology development.""Aimed at high-school students, It Came from Outer Space is useful for educators as well. One-half of the book has A-Z entries that give historical, scientific, and present-day applications for each item as well as additional readings from technological periodicals and authoritative Web sites. The entries blend information about how the technology was originally developed by the space agency with information on later commercial developments and applications. Technical terminology might make the text difficult reading for some students, but the authors generally succeed in presenting the material in an accessible and interesting way.The second half of the book contains several appendixes: a history of NASA
Categories: Technology Aerospace Equipment
Year :2003
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 264
File Info : pdf 3 Mb