The Creation of NASA

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The Creation of NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958. Image source: media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

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The Creation of NASA

NASA was created one year after the Soviet Union’s launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1. Thus, NASA officially began operations on 1 October 1958. Image source: pbs.twimg.com

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The Creation of NASA

Since 1958, NASA has been performing space operations such as Apollo Moon-landing missions, the Skylab Space Station, the Space Shuttle Program, the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and many space explorations. Image source: classbrain.net

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Before NASA, it was NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) which worked towards aeronautical research. It was operational for 46 years. However, in 1958, NASA was created and NACA was absorbed by NASA through the National Aeronautics and Space Act. Image source: images.cpcache.com

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X-15 Rocket Plane, Project Mercury, Project Gemini, Project Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Space Shuttle Program, International Space Station, Commercial Resupply Services, Commercial Crew Program and Beyond Low Earth Orbit Program are the manned activities carried out by NASA. Image source: 1.bp.blogspot.com

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NASA is also conducting surveys of Mars and Saturn and studying various aspects of the Earth and the Sun. Image source: imgsrc.hubblesite.org

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