Space exploration is incredible, but we frequently underestimate its impact on our everyday lives.

Where technological innovation is concerned, space exploration hasn’t just been about reaching out beyond where any human has been before, but changing Earth in groundbreaking ways. It hasn’t just brought us astronaut ice cream, but a whole host of items that improve and save lives.

With that in mind, here are five innovations that space exploration has brought to us planet-dwellers. All of them prove that engineering jobs can do much more than meets the eye.