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July 29, 1958: NASA Is Formed
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July 29, 1958: NASA Is Formed

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Today in 1958,  President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 into law. This shifted the responsibility of the United States’ space program from the military to a civilian-led government program. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed the same day and became officially operational just over two months later on October 1.

 

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