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NASA on National Aviation Day: Don’t forget how we made planes safer

It’s #NationalAviationDay. We’re celebrating NASA tech on board. #FlyNASA pic.twitter.com/FKmBUkbUW7 — NASA Aeronautics (@NASAAero) August 19, 2016 Glass cockpits. Winglets. Chevron nozzles on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner engines. These are some of the innovations that NASA has contributed to aviation and that it is touting today as part of National Aviation Day. So while you probably … Continue reading “NASA on National Aviation Day: Don’t forget how we made planes safer”

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Glass cockpits. Winglets. Chevron nozzles on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner engines.

These are some of the innovations that NASA has contributed to aviation and that it is touting today as part of National Aviation Day.

So while you probably think of Space Shuttles and the International Space Station–which most of us never got to experience–when you think of NASA, the space agency doesn’t want you to forget its impact on the airplanes we fly on every day.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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