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NASA Technology Utilisation
- Title NASA Technology Utilisation
- Released: 24/02/2011
- Length 00:10:37
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright NASA
This 1965 film focusses on NASA's programme for the rapid dissemination of information of technological development. Selected examples are given as follows:
TYRE HYDROPLANING: images of planes landing and skidding on wet runways, hydroplaning test track at Langley in England, speedboat skims across water, various hydroplaning footage;
INORGANIC PAINT: development of various silica-based inorganic paints, demonstration of various properties;
ELECTROMAGNETIC HAMMER: formation of ridges in aluminium cannisters using electromagnet, use of electromagnetic hammer to smooth out welding flaws in launcher components; use in the shipbuilding industry;
BIOTELEMETRY: use of the wireless electrocardiogram monitor;
SIGHT SWITCH: using the differential reflectivity of the white and the iris of the eye, the use of infrared source/sensor switch mechanisms by paralysed people;
LUNAR WALKER: unmanned prototype lunar walker, adaption into 'walking chair'.
See also the film 'By-Products Of Space Research' [Production No. 000554
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