The skillful use of new technology has long been a factor in industrial growth, and in recent years it has become the controlling variable determining competitive success.
An unusual communication experiment between NASA and the petroleum industry clearly demonstrates the fact that areospace-related new technology has a substantial content of industrial value. A number of examples are given illustrating this fact.
The entire NASA collection of aerospace-related technology is now fully and selectively available to industry on a regular working basis through special NASA programs. As a consequence, the technological resources for considered use by any interested company are very large and of demonstrated value.