Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 29, 2008

NASA turns 50 years old today! Happy Birthday to the space agency.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established 50 years ago today by the National Aeronautics and Space Act. NASA began operations on October 1, 1958, with a staff of 80 spread among four laboratories. The agency now consists of 15 facilities that employed more than 17,000 people in 2006. 

Is there anyone who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in America who did not want to be an astronaut?  I don’t think so.  All Americans dreamed of having the “Right Stuff” and being an astronaut!

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