The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, pronounced /ˈnæsə/) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program. NASA was established on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
In addition to the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research. Since February 2006 NASA's self-described mission statement is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."
NASA's motto is: "For the benefit of all". The motto of NASA's Office of Education is: Shaping the Future: Launching New Endeavors to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers.
After the Soviet space program's launch of the world's first human-made satellite (Sputnik 1) on October 4, 1957, the attention of the United States turned toward its own fledgling space efforts. The U.S. Congress, alarmed by the perceived threat to U.S. security and technological leadership (known as the "Sputnik crisis"), urged immediate and swift action; President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his advisors counseled more deliberate measures. Several months of debate produced an agreement that a
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On Thursday, Su, a Chinese national and U.S. citizen, will head to federal court ...
Flying with NASA above the Gulf of Mexico, Ramon Oca�as III was one of seven University of Texas-Pan American students who successfully conducted experiments in zero gravity studying solar panels that the team had designed on campus.
"Being a ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ When the FBI slapped a mysterious "security risk" label on University of California, Santa Cruz, researcher Haiping Su five years ago, it turned his life upside down.
On Thursday, Su, a Chinese national and U.S ...
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By definition, endurance athletes are extremists.
The miles covered.
The time spent.
The sacrifices made.
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Dale Ruth, a married 76-year-old Jupiter Farms ...
SPRINGFIELD -- They come from all over the United States, Germany, Turkey, and there was even a package from NASA.
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