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For release: 09/29/03
Release #: 03-169

New publication highlights nasa efforts to bring space technology into everyday life

"Spinoff 2003," the latest edition of an annual NASA publication, showcases the wide range of technologies and innovations flowing from the nation's space program and benefiting people's everyday lives. The 143-page publication includes eight technologies connected with the Marshall Center.


"Spinoff 2003" is the latest edition of an annual NASA publication showcasing the wide range of technologies and innovations flowing from the nation's space program and benefiting people's everyday lives. For example, featured in this year's issue are innovations such as the cochlear implant, from the fields of health and medicine; a cockpit weather system in transportation; and a smoke mask benefiting public safety. The 143-page publication includes eight technologies connected with the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. "Spinoff 2003" also contains a special 14-page section commemorating the 100th anniversary of powered flight, and focuses on contributions made by NASA to manned spaceflight.

Members of the news media who would like a printed copy of "Spinoff 2003" may contact Jerry Berg of Marshall's Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 or by e-mail at jerry.berg@msfc.nasa.gov.

This year's edition of Spinoff, as well as those from previous years, will also be available on the website:

http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/

For supporting materials — such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at:

http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

For more information:
News release
Spinoff Online


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