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For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has helped transfer NASA technology to the private sector.

The result: products used by millions of people around the world in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources.

Likewise, NASA has made existing products more successful by simply using them in their day-to-day operations and on missions.

Click ahead to see some of the most commercially successful technology and products used or created by NASA over the years.

Posted 22 July 2009
By Constance Parten

Source: NASA Spinoff and CNBC.com

Photo Credit: NASA/Courtesy of nasaimages.org