The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) came into existence on On October 1, 1958. Although NASA and the space race epitomized the Cold War, President Dwight Eisenhower intended the agency as a civilian-facing, peaceful organization—an administrative body focused solely on the expansion of humanity's frontiers rather than the development of military technology.
You might not have been to space in person (yet), but you probably have a little piece of NASA-generated tech in your living room, your kitchen, or even in your clothes.
So to give NASA a happier birthday than the government is giving them, let's take a look at the technology NASA developed over the last 55 years that you might use every day (and some technology that it didn't develop, but everyone thinks it did).
Image source: NASA