This day in history: NASA was born

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:59:29 -0400 (EDT)
Today in history, President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that  
created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which was  
authorized by Congress.

Congress passed the final version of the bill on  July 16, and President 
Eisenhower signed it into law on July 29, 1958. The  National Aeronautics and 
Space Act of 1958 (Public Law 85568) stated that the  NACA would become 
NASA after ninety days unless the transition was proclaimed  sooner by the NASA 
administrator.

For a peek at the  congressional  act:
http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/?dod-date=729

NASA logo evolution: meatball vs worm:
http://www.logodesignlove.com/nasa-logo
 
-- joe rao

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