NASA Spinoff Database: Space-Age Shades

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2002
Reference Number: JSC-SO-44
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation

Silhouette's Titan Minimal Art frames possess a super elasticity that ensures a slip-free fit for wearing comfort, without causing irritating pressure points. The titanium alloy used in the frames also prevents allergic reactions. This technology is available to both NASA astronauts and public consumers in either corrective eyewear or sunglass models. The only difference between the sunwear used by NASA astronauts and the commercial models is the lens. Silhouette and Dr. Keith Manuel, the official" optometrist overseeing the NASA Space Shuttle the International Space Station and various other vision-related space projects brought NASA a lens that is considerably darker (5.5 percent overall light transmittance) with a thin gold coating that offers total protection not only against ultraviolet (UV) radiation but also against the harmful infrared radiation in space."

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Page Number in Published book: 87
Manufacturer: Silhouette Optical Ltd.

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