Whether it was 40 years ago or today--NASA has always delivered. Under the leadership of its Headquarters organization, the field centers were then and are now involved in pioneering and breakthrough R&D efforts.
Each NASA organization contributes to the American scientific and technological growth through the boldness of its programs, and the versatility and uniqueness of its scientists and engineers.
In both aeronautics and space, the results of the many-faceted endeavors have not only ensured a world pr-eminence and dominance for the United States, but also contributed immensely to the benefit of everyone on Earth.
Therefore, many new commercially-developed products and services will be born from the utilization of ambitious NASA research currently conducted in a wide range of disciplines.