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NASA turns 50

phobos13013 (813040) writes | more than 6 years ago

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phobos13013 (813040) writes "On this day in 1958, the United States Public L. 85-568, National Aeronautics and Space Act, was signed by President Eisenhower to create NASA. In the fifty years since its creation, NASA has made manned missions landing on the Moon, put a space station in orbit, launched numerous unmanned missions to the Moon, Mars, the solar system, and beyond, as well as launch reusable manned space crafts in orbit. Of course, there have been some tragedies including the loss of two manned space crafts and its crew as well as the loss of the Apollo 1 crew during a training mission. Although the future of the organization is in question, Americans, and the world, are looking forward to another fifty years of progress including a return trip to the Moon and an eventual manned mission to Mars."

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