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JUPITER-C EXPLORER 1 LIFTOFF ON JANUARY 31, 1959, REF: 59K-2400-2 (MIX FILE)

Photo Of The Day: NASA Lifts Off

07/29/15

On this day in 1958, American lawmakers signed legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. While NASA was created in response to the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik, amid a climate of distrust, today the U.S. and Russian space agencies are close partners in exploration beyond Earth.

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