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image: NasaNASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on 29 July 1958. It is responsible for the USA’s space exploration programme.

Highlights of NASAs achievements

1969: The Apollo project put the first man, Neil Armstrong, on the Moon

1973: Skylab was launched - the first space station

1981: The first reusable Space Shuttle blasted off

1990: Hubble Telescope - "Eye in the sky"

1998: International Space Station - construction started. Scheduled for completion by late 2011.

2004: President George W Bush announced that the US will send astronauts back to the Moon by 2020

2008: Nasa's Phoenix lander sent back historic first pictures of an unexplored region of Mars

 

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