Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NASA - 50 years old today

happy birthday to NASA - amazing what can happen when there's a cold war going on and the soviets have just beaten the americans, and put sputnik, the world's first satellite in orbit around the earth.

In 2006 the phrase "to understand and protect our home planet" was quietly struck from the agency's mission statement after four years. NASA said the deletion was in accordance with President Bush's 'vision' of going back to the moon...

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