Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy 50th NASA!

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration was established 50 years ago TODAY on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In addition to the space program, NASA is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research.

NASA's motto is: "For the benefit of all"

NASA 50th Anniversary 2008
Click here for the official 50th Anniversary Website, which has some amazing photographs, both past and present... and also check out the new issue and posts on WIRED Science, which features 50 years of NASA's achievements and more great photos. WIRED is truly one of the best places to keep up, and I love how much interest and excitement they generate in the space program! Google also changed their search engine logo for the day:

NASA Google

6 comments:

NotSoccer Mom said...

haha, i already posted this on my blog!!! beat ya to it, neener, neener, neener!!!

seriously, i linked to you on my post!

PillowNaut said...

LOL, too funny... when this popped up i went to your page too, i love that you found this!! GOOGLE also honored NASA on their search engine logo today :)

NotSoccer Mom said...

okay, so i have to admit that i didn't even know about it until i saw it on google!!!!!!!!!!!

PillowNaut said...

I'm glad I took a screenshot of it, because they already changed back. I'll add that to last night's post :)

barbie2be said...

happy birthday, NASA!

Renegade said...

As trivial a job as it might seem to some, you are doing an important thing for the space program. I don't know how you can do it, I think I'd go crazy stuck in bed for that long! Kudos to you!

Cool blog!

Check out my NASA Celebrates 50 Years blog post!