Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Happy 50th, NASA!

Here's the moment that kicked it off:

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"President Eisenhower commissioned Dr. T. Keith Glennan, right, as the first administrator for NASA and Dr. Hugh L. Dryden as deputy administrator. The National Aeronautics and Space Act (Pub.L. 85-568), the United States federal statute that created NASA, was signed into law 50 years ago today on July 29, 1958.

"NASA officially began operations on Oct. 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aeronautics."

Though this is really what kicked off our space program:

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Oh, and have you seen the new Google logo? Awww:

Click the image to go to Google's search page.

Happy Birthday, NASA, my dear!

Tags: the space age

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