4. Scratch-Resistant Eyeglasses
NASA’s Ames Research Center was one of the first to research eyeglass coating that we now enjoy. They improved the astronaut’s helmet visor and the water purification systems membrane.
The scientists applied the same science to sunglasses, other eyeglasses, goggles and safety masks, providing and enhancing protection, and at the same time, improving hues and colors.
NASA partnered with Black & Decker to build tools operated with batteries to collect samples from the moon’s surface during exploration. The samples were so effectively collected that it was promptly adopted for hospital use, homes and other industries. Hand-held tools developed quickly after that, including hand-held vacuum cleaners.