Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1991. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 2-6, ,  including covers. Appendix: Examples of NASA Patents Currently Available for Licensing. Illustrations. This document opens with " A Message for Admiral Truly to the American Taxpayers'. "NASA, as it develops new technology, must ensure that this technology is transferred into the private sector. The taxpayer's investment in NASA is an investment in the international competitiveness of U.S. Industry." NASA owned over one thousand patents and patent applications which protect inventions in hundreds of different subject matter categories. NASA makes these inventions available to industry through its Patent Licensing Programs, which is administered by the NASA Office of General Counsel, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.
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Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), Publications and Graphics Department, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing of this annual report. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 11 inches by 8.5 inches. 167,  pages. Illustrations (most with color). Annual report on technology transfer or "technology twice used" inventions from NASA. Since 1976, Spinoff has profiled technologies that benefit from NASA investment and expertise. These developments have transformed into commercial products and services that are used throughout daily life, from your cell phone camera to the memory foam in your mattress. When Congress created NASA, it mandated the agency disseminate its innovations as widely possible. To that end, the Technology Transfer Program was created in 1964, and it has functioned ever since, making it NASA’s longest continuously operated mission. Early publications about NASA inventions, made available to the scientific and engineering communities, resulted in feedback indicating a broad interest in the private sector in adapting NASA technology for commercial uses. As products began to emerge, NASA began preparing annual reports on these successes to present at congressional budget hearings. Spinoff has been published in a four-color edition,and it has been released every year since 1976. All together, since its first edition, NASA has shared the stories of more 2,000 products and services that began as, or have benefited from, NASA technology. In addition to the general public, NASA sends copies of Spinoff to politicians, representatives at the United Nations, economic decision makers, company CEOs, academics, scientists, engineers, professionals in technology transfer, the news media, and many others.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. Unpaginated (16 pages). Illustrations (color). Map. Spinoff 2009 highlights recent research and development activities across the Agency and the successful transfer of NASA technologies to the marketplace. This brochure summarized the commercial technologies profiled in Spinoff 2009. Presents information on achievements in Health and Medicine; Transportation; Public Safety; Consumer, Home and Recreation; Environmental and Agricultural Resources, Computer Technology, and Industrial Productivity. The full NASA Spinoff 2009 highlights the Agency's work to “research, develop, verify and transfer advanced aeronautics, space, and related technologies.” NASA-derived technologies included in Spinoff 2009 are: A star-mapping algorithm developed for the Hubble Space Telescope, now adapted to identify unique pattern markers on animals like whale sharks and polar bears, that is helping study these and other endangered species; A device NASA invented to study cell growth in simulated weightlessness that is now enabling medical research into treatments for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cirrhosis; A satellite-respondent buoy used for monitoring currents in the North Pacific that now is used for tracking debris fields on the high seas; A gravity-loading technology designed to help astronauts stay in shape while in orbit that has been incorporated in an “anti-gravity” treadmill to help ease physical therapy; and Spacesuits incorporating sun-blocking fabric and special cooling systems that have been adapted into clothing offering protection to patients with light sensitivities.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Innovative Partnerships Program, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format 8.5 inches by 11 inches oblong. 167,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (many in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Foreword by Administrator Michael D. Griffin. Michael Douglas Griffin (born November 1, 1949) is an American physicist and aerospace engineer. He served as Administrator of NASA, the U.S. space agency, from April 13, 2005, to January 20, 2009. As NASA Administrator Griffin oversaw such areas as the future of human spaceflight, the fate of the Hubble telescope and NASA's role in understanding climate change. In April 2009 Griffin, who has an academic background, was named eminent scholar and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Griffin had worked at NASA prior to serving as NASA Administrator, including as Associate Administrator for Exploration. When he was nominated as NASA chief, he was head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. While he describes himself modestly as a "simple aerospace engineer from a small town", Griffin has held several high-profile political appointments. In 2007 he was included in the TIME 100, the magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. Introduction by Merle McKenzie, Acting Director, Innovative Partnerships Program. She had previously been manager of JPL's Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Aerospace Technology, Commercial Technology Division, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Quarto, 133,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (most in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Special Millennium Feature. Foreword by Administrator Daniel S. Goldin. Daniel Saul Goldin (born July 23, 1940) served as the 9th and longest-tenured Administrator of NASA from April 1, 1992, to November 17, 2001. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush and also served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He began his career at NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio that year, and worked on electric propulsion systems for human interplanetary travel. Goldin left NASA a few years later to work at the TRW Space and Technology Group in Redondo Beach, California. During a 25-year career at TRW, Goldin eventually became Vice President and General Manager and led projects that conceptualized and produced advanced communication spacecraft, space technologies, and scientific instruments. When Goldin returned to NASA as administrator, he pioneered the "faster, better, cheaper" approach that proposed NASA could cut costs while still delivering a wide variety of aerospace programs. Introduction by Robert L. Norwood, Director, Commercial Technology Division.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Aerospace Technology, Commercial Technology Division, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Quarto, 137,  pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated (most in color). Maps, Cover slightly worn and soiled. Foreword by Administrator Sean O'Keefe. Sean Charles O'Keefe (born January 27, 1956) is the university professor at Syracuse University Maxwell School, former chairman of Airbus Group, Inc., former Secretary of the Navy, former Administrator of NASA, and former chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU). He is a former member of the board of directors of DuPont. O'Keefe became NASA administrator on December 21, 2001 after the United States Senate confirmed his nomination. He came to NASA without formal training in science or engineering (as was the case with James E. Webb who was NASA administrator from 1961 to 1968). O'Keefe's tenure at NASA can be divided into roughly three equal periods, each marked by a single problem or event of overriding importance:; in the period December 2001 through January 2003, O'Keefe eliminated a $5 billion cost overrun in the construction of the International Space Station. In 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and its aftermath. From January 2004 through February 2005, O'Keefe reorganized NASA to start working on President George W. Bush's newly announced Vision for Space Exploration to send humans to the Moon and Mars. Introduction by Benjamin Neumann, Program Director, Innovative Partnerships Program.