EXHIBITS: Making Space Exploration Pay

Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 635d
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.635d

Tang, the powdered orange drink, didn't make the list, but the Global Positioning System and liquid-cooled garments did. Every year since 1988, the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has honored the most influential spin-offs of space technology by enshrining them in its Hall of Fame. Check out the inductees at the Web site of the nonprofit, which uses criteria such as economic payoff, appeal to the public, and benefit to society. Last year's winner, for instance, was satellite radio, which allows subscribers to hear music without annoying commercials. This year's selections will be announced next month.

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