12 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know NASA Invented

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8. Digital Image Sensors

Digital image sensor

Before NASA integrated digital image sensors into smartphones, DSLR and Go Pro, image sensors took a chunk out of your pockets! The Jet Propulsion Lab in California, thankfully, discovered the technology to create sensors to use less power. These could be mass-produced, using a cheaper method at the time. Thus the age of digital photography was born.

7. Food Safety Storage

Food storage

To reduce the risk of bacteria and chemical contamination in foods, NASA partnered with the Pillsbury Company. They created a new standard to safely and healthily freeze foods and extend the life of dried food products. It’s called the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). That standard is now adapted globally to everyone’s benefit.