Happy Birthday, NASA!

50 years ago today, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established 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.

Happy birthday, NASA! I wish you all the best in the years and missions to come.

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