In addition to providing information about nearby space and planets, NASA studies the way in which the Earth has developed, and how it could change in the distant future. Thes…e can help us understand how life on Earth came about and what can be done to protect and preserve it..
Addtionally, many NASA instruments and much of their research has been used for practical purposes here on Earth: GPS locators, new microchips, thermal imaging, advanced materials, and other bio-medical applications. . ( Full Answer )