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Space Technology Hall of Fame

2005

Based on technology developed to protect astronauts against extreme temperature fluctuations in space, Outlast Smart Fabric Technology fibers, fabrics and foams contain micro encapsulated phase change materials called Thermocules that absorb, store and release heat.
The InnerVue Diagnostic Scope System uses space image enhancement technology and a micro-invasive endoscope to enable doctors to see clearly inside the body while minimizing discomfort. Patients can walk immediately after the procedure and the results are quick and accurate medical diagnosis.
The demand safe water is growing as consumers become more aware of waterborne pathogens.
Used in a space exploration support role, hyperspectral sensors capture reflected energy from observed objects, which is then analyzed to identify attributes not otherwise visible. 
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