Space Tech: From Car Design to Helping Firefighters (1999)

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In this series, many of the industrial and consumer uses for technology originally produced for the space program are seen. Rather than presenting in-depth analyses, the programs offer short segments devoted to a large number of these developments. Space Tech: From Car Design to Helping Firefighters shows how useful the Global Positioning System, or GPS, has proven to be for individuals who are lost. Some of the medical uses include advances in the treatment of heart patients, the production of better prosthetic devices, and holograms that enable surgeons to better perform operations.