12 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know NASA Invented

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10. Healthier Baby Formula

Baby formula

NASA discovered a form of omega 3-fatty acids that were only present in breast milk at the time. Researchers were developing replacement meals for the journey to Mars when this vital discovery was made. And since it was breast milk food, it was natural to add it to baby formula for healthy development.

9. GPS To Precision


The Jet Propulsion Lab began developing precision GPS software in the 1990s. Formerly, GPS wasn’t so precise in finding your position. The precision software effectively corrected the “lead astray” errors, and now the world is a more developed place, as cars, phones, pilots and sailors, are guided by the technology. We now even have self-driving farm equipment!