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  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: NASA turns 58

    Collin SkocikOctober 1st, 2016

    In 1958, Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a new civilian agency. NASA was a reorganization of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), formed on March 3, 1915, in response to European superiority in aircraft technology. NACA officially turned its operations over to NASA Oct. 1, 1958, and the Space Race was born.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: NASA celebrates 100 years of NACA with symposium

    Gregory CecilMarch 4th, 2015

    On March 3 and 4, NASA and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum are hosting “The NACA Centenary: A Symposium on 100 Years of Aerospace Research and Development.”  This event is open to the public and is being held at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. and broadcast on NASA TV. The National […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: NASA at 56

    Britt RawcliffeOctober 1st, 2014

    Today marks the birth of the United States’ space agency, which ushered in a new era of space exploration from its inception in 1958. From its start as NACA looking to better aviation in the early 1910s, it quickly transformed into an influential and innovative organization looking to expand into outer space.