NASA’s announcement proceeds a long and storied history of space exploration. From lunar achievements to explosive catastrophes, no organization is more synonymous with studying the stars. Continue reading for everything you need to know about the history of NASA.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a government agency in the United States that focuses on space exploration. Founded in 1958, it works to develop the tools and equipment needed for scientific research.
In 1957, the United States and the USSR found themselves 10 years into the Cold War. Tensions were high to prove the geopolitical dominance between the two superpower countries when the USSR launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, into orbit.
1958-1969: We Choose the Moon 1970-1979: Space Transportation 1980-1989: Space Shuttles and Telescopes 1990-1999: International Space Station
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