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We Invite You to Commemorate NASA’s Contributions to Society By Learning A Little More About Its History

We Invite You to Commemorate NASA’s Contributions to Society By Learning A Little More About Its History

Join us in exploring the history of NASA and its impact on scientific discovery.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has played an integral role in furthering our understanding of our universe. Established on July 29, 1958, under the Eisenhower administration, the organization has excelled at scientific advancement within the fields of aeronautics and space exploration. We’d like to invite you to join us in learning more about NASA and its history.

  • In the 1960s President John F. Kennedy set plans to venture to the moon into motion. In 1969, 12 men walked on the moon, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
  • In 2000, an international collaboration to further advancements of learning more about our universe came about through the international space station. The U.S. and Russia along with 15 other nations have scientists working in the space station year-round.
  • NASA focuses on four main scientific areas: Aeronautics, human exploration and operations, science, and space technology. Through these areas of research, NASA continues to better our understanding of the Earth and our place in the universe.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
  • NASA Headquarters is in Washington, D.C. There are 10 NASA centers located across the United States. There are also seven test and research facilities. More than 18,000 people work for NASA!
  • Not wasting any time, on October 11, 1958, Pioneer I was the first NASA launch!
  • As noted above, on May 25, 1961, President Kennedy unveiled the commitment to execute Project Apollo on this date in a speech on “Urgent National Needs,” billed as a second State of the Union message. He told Congress that the U.S. faced extraordinary challenges and needed to respond extraordinarily. In announcing the lunar landing commitment, he said: “I believe this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show in learning more about our triumphs throughout history. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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