29 July : NASA was established today

Today is the biggest day in tech history. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA was established today 59 years ago.
nasa 290National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed today by President Eisenhower in 1958 which established NASA. Although it became operational in October 1958.

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NASA’s achievements list is endless but do you know it created a spacecraft, International Space Station (ISS) which is World’s most expensive man-made object.It costs 100 billion dollars. It was made in 2011 and can support 6 crew members.

NASA held a beauty contest in the 1950s for Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) female staff, where the winner was crowned with the title of “Miss Guided Missile”. The title was changed to “Queen of Outer Space” in 1959 to reflect JPL’s transition from missiles to spacecraft. However, the contest was discontinued in 1970.

Alane Hine, Miss Guided Missile 1955
Alane Hine, Miss Guided Missile 1955
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Miss Guided Missile over the years

1958 में आज पूर्व अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति Dwight (ड्वाइट) D. Eisenhower (आइज़नहोवर) ने National Aeronautics and Space Act को पारित किया था। इसी के साथ अमेरिकी space agency, NASA की स्थापना हुई थी। नासा की उपलब्धियों की सूचि बहुत लंबी है। चांद पर पहला इंसान भेजने से लेकर तमाम अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कार्यक्रमों तक, नासा देखते ही देखते अंतरिक्ष को हमारी पहुंच में ले आया।  एक चीज़ का ज़िक्र यहां ज़रूर करना चाहूंगी, वो है नासा का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष केंद्र जो इंसान द्वारा बनाई गई दुनिया की सबसे महंगी चीज़ है।