WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Some 55 years ago on Tuesday, the United States launched the space race, with the creation of NASA. }}" />

   
 
 
NASA Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/1/2013 Some 55 years ago on Tuesday, the United States launched the space race, with the creation of NASA. Originally part of the Department of Defense, the agency officially began its mission to explore space on October 1, 1958. Among its accomplishments, NASA has sent 12 people to the moon, four rovers to Mars, and the Voyager probe into interstellar space. NASA also helped build the International Space Station and Hubble Telescope, which completely changed astronomy and expanded what we know about the universe. Other innovations help us out everyday, from safer aircraft to medical technology, global communications and robotics. In the future, NASA says it hopes to send astronauts to Mars within two decades, and launch the new Webb Space Telescope to replace Hubble.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Police officer for the Village of Lexington was officially sworn in for her full time position Tuesday evening at the Village's Monthly Council meeting. Full Story
Image1 Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services observed the 25th National Recovery Month kickoff at the Cafe on Main Street. Full Story
 
Image1 Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify around one in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum, a 10-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Full Story
Image1 The Crawford/Richland County AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade kicked off Monday morning in downtown Mansfield. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield Celebrates Labor Day With Annual Parade

Vintage Baseball Played In Shelby

Girls' night out with a medical twist

More News