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  • NASA is turning 60 this year!

    Posted on February 5th, 2018 Lynn Powers No comments

    50eee709a8a8c3dfa08f67f72dd7e651The SMAS website has been around for several years and thanks to our members we have put together a nice page of resources.  Twice in the past few months we have received emails from students who have found our resource page useful, and have also sent a suggestion to add to those resources.  Today, Adam, a student from San Diego shared this website with us, it has a timeline of NASA.   It includes highlights of the agency, including this one:

    • July 29, 1958: The National Aeronautics and Space Act is signed into law, calling for the creation of NASA. Before NASA, the U.S. military conducted research regarding space exploration. The intention of the act was to ensure that space activity was “devoted to peaceful purposes.”

    We are coming up on the Sixtieth Anniversary of NASA.  Thanks Adam and Quentin for making suggestions to our site.

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