NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
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The GATR Communication System is a portable, inflatable antenna that enables high-bandwidth satellite communications in remote parts of the world. The system is a product of the NASA Glenn Research Center and the former SRS Technologies, now ManTech International Technologies. GATR stands for ground antenna transmit receive. In 2004, a spinoff called GATR Technologies was formed to license and commercialize the system. It's used by military, intelligence, homeland security and non-government organizations to transmit and receive data, voice and video. The technology has also helped with relief efforts following hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters. Image credit: U.S. Navy
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