Last Updated on January 4, 2021
The US Congress passed legislation that brought to us the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 29, 1958. NASA was the U.S. response to the Soviet Union’s launch of its first space satellite, Sputnik I, on October 4, 1957. This event caused U.S. fears that the Soviets were also capable of sending long-range nuclear missiles, and that America would not be able to respond to it properly.
NASA has since sponsored manned and unmanned space expeditions. Many earth-orbiting satellites that perform functions, ranging from weather forecasting to navigation and even global communications, were launched by this agency.
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