The History Of NASA

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has been around for fifty-eight years now! NASA is a United States government agency that is responsible for air and space travel. It has accomplished several different things pertaining to air and space travel. The biggest accomplishes are: human space flight, first human landing on the Moon, they also have humans living on the ISS (International Space Station), They have sent space probes to every single one of the planets in our solar system in order to study them closer, used telescopes to look deep into space, far beyond our own solar system, it is not well known that NASA also helps with flight inside of our planet, but yes NASA also helps develop airplanes also. These are the few of the accomplishments that NASA has done throughout its fifty-eight years of existence so far.
Launching NASA
1.1 The Soviet Union and the 1940’s
Late in the 1940’s, the Department of Defence started to research of rocketry and upper atmospheric sciences, this was to ensure that the United States stayed the world’s most advanced country ,as in technology wise. The Soviet Union also pursued research, but The United States made a big step forward when Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President at the time, approved to orbit a satellite from July 1, 1957 to December 31, 1958. This was to study the Planet
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This mission allowed the U.S. to win the race to the moon. The Apollo mission, accomplished landing the first humans onto the moon and safely bringing them back to Earth. There were a total of seventeen space flights of Apollo. Most of the missions did not even try to land on the moon, but rather go to it and orbit it, then return back to Earth. The first couple of missions were conducted in order to get a better look of the moon to get more information about landing there. The final mission of Apollo accomplished the overall goal of landing on the moon and

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