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Water purification to breathing masks, 4 innovations Apollo mission gave us

Four surprising technological innovations that came out of the Apollo moon landings

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moon | NASA | Apollo 50th Anniversary

Daniel Brown | The Conversation 

NASA’s Apollo programme was one of the most challenging technological achievements in the 20th century. Beyond the space race and exploration, it contributed to several inventions and innovations that are still having an impact on our lives. But at the same time, there are several myths regarding what technologies actually came out of it.

My favourite myth is that Teflon was developed by NASA. This seems reasonable, as it is an immensely heat resistant material – something that space missions require. However, it was invented by accident in 1938 by Roy Plunkett at DuPont when ...

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First Published: Thu, July 11 2019. 10:14 IST
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