If it wasn't for NASA inspirational technology, some of our most popular everyday items would never have made that giant leap into our society.
It may be taken for granted now, but without the space programme we wouldn't have the satellites in orbit around the earth which revolutionised the communications industry. We also have them to thank for mobile phones.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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