NASA Tools of Yesteryear May Be The Key to Tomorrow's Innovations

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Astronaut Dave Wolf performing a spacewalk on the Endeavour in July, 2009. Astronaut Dave Wolf performing a spacewalk on the Endeavour in July, 2009. (NASA)

In its latest effort to explore new horizons, NASA is sharing 40 of its old patents with the public. NASA is partnering with Samsung, South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), the University of Pennsylvania, and tech start-up Marblar to use crowd sourcing in hopes of finding innovative uses for patents currently laying dormant.  

The NASA patent release is the first of its kind and aims to eventually bring new products into the market.

Joining The Takeaway to discuss this new initiative is Daniel Perez, CEO of Marblar.


Daniel Perez

Produced by:

Katie Hiler


Gianna Palmer

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Some NASA accidents end up saving this world, even as they try to get off this one...What do I mean? NASA invented baby formula.

We also have better golf clubs because of NASA. NASA is America's only hole in one, as far as I am concerned. Many household inventions and things we take for granted were invented at NASA.
By the way NASA did not invent TANG, but I hated it anyway.

Oct. 24 2013 02:22 PM

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