You Probably Use Most Of These Things Every Day, and They Wouldn’t Exist Without NASA

Dust Busters

Who uses a Dust Buster these days? Your grandma probably still does. And it might be the same handheld vacuum cleaner that she bought back in 1990. Then again, they still exist. But they’re more modernized.

NASA worked with Black & Decker to develop a handheld device that would allow them to collect samples on the moon. In 1979, this would lead to the development of the clunky, but handy vacuum a lot of us know and still love to this day.

No More Cords: During the partnership with NASA, Black & Decker had considered the idea of creating a line cordless appliances. Not just vacuum cleaners, though. This also applied to power tools like drills and sanders. Were it not for the NASA partnership or the moon landing, the question we would ask is: would such things like cordless drills or saws exist?

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