Wednesday, July 30, 2008


50 - NASA - 50

This is why NASA was created. The Russian Sputnik, of course!

As usual a woman is to blame. Correction: was the brain behind it. :-)


President Dwight D. Eisenhower (center) appoints T. Keith Glennan (right) NASA's first administrator and High L. Dryden its first 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, on July 29, 1958.

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

The glorious men.

Well, in all fairness I'll admit that it was a mixed sexes team that created NASA.

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