Recognize that spin offs are products which have undergone a technology transfer process from research to public use. Research spin-offs from the space program that have affected our everyday lives (i.e., Velcro, smoke detectors, cordless tools).
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
The development of technology and advancement in science influence and drive each other forward.