And that’s not all when it comes to technology that we take for granted. The popular and convenient mouse style that is standard with computers was developed in part by NASA scientist Bob Taylor, who steered NASA funding toward the device that would make the computer-user experience more interactive and a whole lot easier.
That model is practically mundane in our lives (although less popular with the advent of laptops), but it created big business for several companies. First to mind is Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), a manufacturer widely known for selling the pointing devices.
NASA’s effect doesn’t end there for Logitech, though. The company also creates controllers for PC gamers, including joysticks — also a NASA design that originally was used to help control Apollo landings.
As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.