NASA Technology, At Work on Earth

Warming blankets at the marathon finish line

NASA Spinoff Magazine

Variations of many NASA inventions, initially developed for space travel and exploration, have worked their way into consumer culture, ranging from common household items to complex medical technology.

PBS NewsHour looks at inventions like Mylar - used today for balloons and post-marathon warming blankets - but first developed for space research and used on every manned space flight.