AHG Merit Badge Help – Living & Working in Space #16

Have you noticed a space theme in my most recent merit badge help posts?

I am learning a ton in preparing for the summer camp badge classes.  While in the back of my mind, I have known that many of the NASA projects help my life today, I would be hard pressed to tell you what some of those things were.

This is the question posed to the PiPa girls in requirement #16.  In my research of spin-offs from the space program, I found a wonderful website.  www.spinoff.nasa.gov

NASA has published information about commercial products that are related to the NASA program.  Currently there are almost 2,000 such spinoffs.

Here is a list of a few:

  • Rechargeable hearing aid batteries
  • Digital Image Sensor
  • GPS
  • Enriched Baby Formula
  • Memory foam
  • Truck Aerodynamics
  • Invisible braces

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.

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