From nutritional supplements to ceramic hair straighteners, the long list of technologies originally developed for space that affect our lives every day is pretty impressive. Without the intensive research and development that’s conducted to assist and better equip astronauts for life in space, many products that we take for granted may not have otherwise been discovered. GPS, cordless tools, temperature-regulating clothing, and water and air purification systems are all included in the hundreds of manufactured goods that were made possible through space research. This short video from the Space Foundation gives an idea of the impact that space research has had on life as we know it today. So the next time you open up a jar of baby food or toss on a pair of sunglasses or settle down on a comfortable mattress remember, you have space research to thank for that.