As listed in the discoveries and inventions of NASA, it is very clear that NASA influenced many things that became part of our lives. NASA has done several different space programs, which brought positive impacts to our society both educationally and through technical inventions.
One of the most beneficial inventions is the artificial heart pump, which resulted in a collaboration between NASA, Dr. Michael DeBakey, Dr. George Noon, and MicroMed Technology. This artificial heart pump helps with functioning the heart by pumping blood throughout the human body. It keeps patients with heart problems alive until a heart donor is found.
About 1,000,000,000 people worldwide have heart illness, unfortunately, there is a small number of heart donors. The artificial heart pump is cooperating in helping people with heart conditions staying alive.
A quote from a well-known heart surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey where he said, "NASA is engaged in very active research. It has as its goal to explore space. But to do so, you’ve got to do all kinds of research – biological research, physical research and so on. So it’s really a very, very intensive research organization. "