10 Apollo-era technologies used today

The coolest technologies that the moon landing gave us -- that we still use today.

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Reflective Materials



Reflective materials: Materials such as propylene or mylar, which helped protect astronauts from radiation and heat, are now found in regular home insulation. Other "vacuum metalizing" techniques are used in products such as garment insulation, food packaging, wall coverings, and window shades. The next time you watch a marathon and watch runners get wrapped in a shiny blanket, you'll see NASA technology at work.

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