Aeronautics

The Space Act That Spawned NASA

Jul 29, 2013

On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act which spawned NASA. NASA began operations in October of 1958. Tom Durkin, Deputy Director of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, talks about the early days of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, why it was established and what its early challenges and inspirations were.