Half a century for NASA

The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created 50 years ago today.
In my teens in the 1960s, I thrilled to the achievements of the Administration and stayed up all night to watch the first moon walk live on television. I was convinced then that by now we would have permanent settlements on the moon and be reaching out to other planets – but it hasn’t worked out that way.
You can check out the Wikipedia page on NASA here and the web site of the organisation itself here.


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