Technology tuned to the stars, brought down to Earth. Learn about the many products in our lives that were developed because of the space program.
Space is now big business. Technology originally developed for the space program sometimes ends up in products for use on Earth, often in surprising ways. The 40,000 certified “Space Products” range from mattresses to medical devices, and have turned space into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Inspired by our excursions into the Final Frontier, entrepreneurs and inventors are turning stardust into gold.
This individual classic episode is also available as part of the Season One Boxed Set of all 13 episodes at a special discount.
Elliot Pulham: CEO of The Space Foundation .
Lon Levin: founder of XM Satellite Radio.
Episode: Season 1, Episode 5
Air date: 29 June 2009
Running Time: 52 minutes
ISBN: Digital Download 978-1-61544-498-4