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United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Name
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Historical Note
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, partially in response to the Soviet Union's launch of the first artificial satellite. NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, which had been researching flight technology for more than 40 years. NASA Headquarters, in Washington, provides overall guidance and direction to the Agency, under the leadership of the Administrator. Ten field centers and a variety of installations conduct the day-to-day work, in laboratories, on air fields, in wind tunnels and in control rooms. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Sources

http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/what_does_nasa_do.html

Accessed 02 July 2007

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Records or Manuscript Collections
NASA Collection, 1988-1994