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Astronomy

Looking Back at 50 Years of NASA

Fifty years ago today, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into existence. This landmark act led to the formation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- aka NASA -- on October 1, 1958.

Discovery Space offers reflections in expert "My Takes," slideshows of classic images, and video to reflect on NASA's upcoming 50th anniversary.

Slideshows and videos from Discovery Space.