Maybe you've underestimated the sheer number of people working on NASA projects and monumental scope of problems they're constantly working to solve. One in every 1,000 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trade Organization has gone to scientists or engineers working on NASA projects, and "tens of thousands of scientific studies from the agency's missions have been published in leading journals worldwide," according to NASA.
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Written by Curiosity Staff January 13, 2017
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