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    Studies have shown that sharing information about NASA technologies and the commercial products which have resulted from those technologies increases the public’s appreciation for the space exploration. These technologies are called “spinoffs” and NASA has a publication of the same name aimed at sharing information about the benefits of NASA technologies (http://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinhist.html).  A few years ago, the NASA City and Home application leveraged existing Spinoff information to deliver a visually appealing and interactive way for the public to navigate a city or home to see where NASA benefits their daily lives. This information is now available for the International Space Station (ISS) (http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/626862main_ISS_Benefit_for_Humanity.pdf).  

    Challenge Description
    Develop a tool to improve the understanding of the incredible benefits that International Space Station is delivering back to Earth. 

    Functional Specifications
    This challenge is open-ended.  It can focus on a specific family of technologies, communications, for example, or present a comprehensive of a wide range of technologies. 

    Some examples of deliverables include, but are not limited to:

    • An interactive website which leverages the Spinoff Database, highlighting notable spinoffs.
    • An interactive map showing where and how NASA technologies are used.
    • A poster presentation doing one or more of the above.
    • A lesson plan for an elementary/middle/high-school class.

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    • Tools and parts at the Space Station.

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    • Spin Off

      A news ticker for Spinoff project. Visit Project

    • Alarm Clock App

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    • The advantages of Space Exploration

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    • Did you Know?

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    • Space Friends

      Working as astronauts on Space Station to help complete tasks that will help the earth planet. This is a strategy game that you need to manage time and resources to finish each challenges. By playing this game the player will learn the benefits that Space Station brings to us. Visit Project

    • NASA Spinoff Database

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    • Wake Up Earth

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    • Stellar Stuff

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    • NASA in our house

      An interactive website showing to the public some of the incredible benefits that International Space Station is delivering back to Earth. This is done using several tools: a clickable overview map showing an ISS and the earth (zooming in a house), showing a similar app in a lesson path, i.e.... Visit Project