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8 Technologies We Owe to the Apollo Space Program

SPACE WEEK 2019: The innovations of the Apollo program didn't stop at the Moon. Many technologies were created, or innovated into what they are today, thanks to the space program.

When you look up at the Moon you might think of all the amazing innovations it took to get us there. What you shouldn't forget, however, is how much our quest to reach the Moon has changed things down here for us on Earth. A lot of technologies ranging from consumer electronics to medical innovations all either got their start or their first major push thanks to work done by engineers, astronauts, and scientists working on the Apollo program.


Here, we're counting down a few of the most notable.

Click through the slideshow above to see eight technologies that wouldn't be where they are today if not for the Apollo program.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

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