research and development efforts initiated by NASAs Strategic Plan ensure NASAs
ongoing success and leadership in providing scientific and technical
These advances not only impact the scientific and engineering
communities, but also provide countless opportunities for private industry
to develop innovative commercial products and services.
NASAs network of 10 field centers, empowered with the resources
for developing cutting-edge technologies and advancing
scientific research, strives to further expand our knowledge
of Earth and the universe. Breakthroughs in remote sensing
technologies, propulsion mechanisms, robotics, next-generation
aircraft and spacecraft, advanced life support, and yet
to be discovered areas will open the door to new possibilities
on Earth and beyond.
NASAs Technology Transfer Program turns 40 this year, leading NASA Headquarters and the 10 field centers to explore the origin, growth, and potential of their technology transfer efforts. Inspired and guided by achievements that have made NASA a leader in aerospace research and development, the field centers are building tomorrows technologies today. As the history of NASA technology transfer proudly demonstrates, the work of each field center serves to maintain the U.S. economys
global leadership while benefiting the lives of people around the world.