July 29, 1958 – NASA is established

NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – was established on July 29, 1958 by the National Aeronautics and Space Act.

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Wikipedia says:

“In addition to the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research. Since February 2006 NASA’s self-described mission statement is to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.”

NASA’s motto is: “For the benefit of all”. The motto of NASA’s Office of Education is: Shaping the Future: Launching New Endeavors to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers.

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May 5, 1961 launch of Redstone rocket and NASA’s Mercury Freedom 7 with Alan Shepard Jr. on the United States’ first manned sub-orbital spaceflight.

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~ by tellinghistory on July 29, 2007.

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