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NASA and the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 56 will be held Feb. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, which also happened to be the site of the very first championship game between the AFL and NFL in 1967.

The game then was simply known as the AFL-NFL Championship Game (the moniker changed to Super Bowl two years later) and the contest was a far cry from today’s event. Tickets cost $12 and there were more than 30,000 empty seats at the LA Coliseum.

There has been one constant through the years –the big game wouldn’t be the same without spinoff technologies from NASA. From wireless quarterback radio headsets to helmet shells and foam cushion to the communication satellites that allow fans to watch around the world, NASA has enhanced the Super Bowl experience.

So, while you sit back and enjoy the big game Sunday between the Bengals and Rams, be sure to thank NASA for helping make it all possible.

Spinoffs are products that you use in your everyday life that were developed as a result of NASA research, investment and expertise. To learn more about NASA's spinoff technologies, visit:


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