NASA 60th: How It All Began

President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958. That act transferred the duties of the  National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) from the military to a new civilian agency called the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA came about as a response to the Soviet Sputnik program, and accelerated when President Kennedy challenged the US to go to the moon by the end of the ’60s. NASA has accomplished a lot in 60 years! This video is one of a series celebrating big milestones in NASA’s history. (via Digg)