On display until November 18th

Advancing Earthly Life through Space Tech

Venturing into space has led to unexpected and profound impacts on our everyday life here on Earth. From kitchen cabinets to global navigation, the footprints of space technology can be found in surprising places.

Products like Tang, Teflon, and Velcro, initially developed or popularized through space missions, have become staples in many households. More complex advancements, such as hydroponic farming, illustrate how solutions designed for extraterrestrial environments can revolutionize Earth-based industries.

Satellite technology, another child of space exploration, has transformed our approach to communication and navigation, making our world more interconnected than ever before.

'Advancing Earthly Life through Space Tech' aims to highlight these intersections between our cosmic aspirations and daily life, demonstrating the tangible benefits of space exploration on Earth's surface. Through these innovations, we see how reaching for the stars continues to enhance life on our home planet.


What you can expect:


Unexpected Innovations

Discover how space research has given birth to everyday items like Tang, Teflon, and Velcro. Understand the surprising connection between our day-to-day lives and technological advancements made for the stars.


Feeding the Future

Step into a new era of agriculture with our Hydroponic Farming System. Learn how space research is revolutionizing how we grow food, potentially shaping the future of food security on Earth and beyond.


Space in Your Life

From Navigation to Sports, from Medicine to NASA's high-strength wear-resistant aluminum alloy (NASA 398), experience first-hand how space research has infiltrated every facet of our lives.


Better Living Through Space exhibit activity