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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is the government department responsible for the United States space programme.

It was created on 29 July 1958 to compete with the Soviets during the Cold War by organising the space programme.

NASA has 18 research centres in the USA including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.

It has achieved exploits such as sending a man to the Moon on 21 July 1969, the first Skylab space station and the first space shuttle Columbia, the International Space Station (ISS) and so on.

The NASA logo

The NASA logo




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