WHAT'S INSIDE: INNOVATION

Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.
  • Big Thinkers
  • Edible Innovations
  • Everyday Innovations
  • Famous Inventors
  • Inventions
  • NASA Inventions
  • New Inventions
  • Repurposed Inventions
  • Science Questions
  • Scientific Experiments
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The harsh environment of space is incredibly taxing on the human body, so NASA has always been interested in exercise science and human physiology. How has NASA's research affected the way athletes train here on Earth?

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