NASA and the Kirby Company

Remember that part of the salesman’s presentation when he told you NASA and the Kirby Company combined to redesign the Kirby? Well he wasn’t lying!

Don’t worry, I too found that to be quite the shock. Nevertheless, NASA were involved in the redesign to some aspects of the Kirby G5 as part of one of their “Technology Transfer” programs. The Kirby Company was chosen for this collaboration due to the fact that:

“For more than 80 years now, the Kirby Company has been recognized as a leader in the production and development of home-cleaning systems”

Personally, I’m impressed as I thought it was just part of the spiel, but just goes to show, eh? 

Read more here: –

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/RT/RT1995/9410/9410jm1.htm

http://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff1997/ch9.html