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NASA celebrates 64 years of pushing the boundaries of science and technology

NASA historians, astronomers, and space logistics experts discuss sixty decades of NASA and the scientific, technological achievements in human spaceflight.

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On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Today, in 2022, we celebrate more than six decades of space exploration and the successes of the nation's space program.

With several new developments on the horizon for NASA, the James Webb Telescope is giving us new images and information from space, and it may have just unearthed the most distant galaxies ever seen.

Also, the Artemis 1 Space Program, a human spaceflight program to explore the moon, eventually sending the first astronauts to Mars, is set to launch next month.

For those who don’t understand space, our experts in this conversation will provide understanding of our place in the world and environment we live in, as we explore all of this and more on NASA's 64th birthday.


Brian C. Odom, PhD, MLIS

Dr. David Law

Katheryn Vazquez

  • Docking Systems, Hatches and Mechanisms Subject Matter Expert for Gateway's "Deep Space Logistics" at Kennedy Space Center

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