From materials, mechanical, chemical engineering and more, NASA’s space program has provided humankind with technology that’s used commonly every day.

The space program is much more than learning about the cosmos:  it’s about innovation and solutions to incredibly difficult problems. It’s about the journey, not just the destination.

Armstrong engineering is a company that specializes in thermal evaporation, a process used by organizations like NASA to make things like solar cells and LEDs.

The infographic below demonstrates just a few of the space program spinoffs created since 1962 (click to see a larger, more legible version).

NASA Spinoffs