Facts about NASA



NASA is an acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA was established in 1958.

Headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States.

Dwight D. Eisenhower is the founder of NASA.

Prior to the establishment of NASA, President Woodrow Wilson started the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The program was meant to both supervise and direct scientific research and study of the flight problems.

Currently, NASA has bases for Research Centre, Test Facilities, Construction and Launch Facilities, and Deep Space Network stations.

NASA sent spiders into space to see how long it would take them to learn how to weave webs in zero-gravity. Surprisingly spiders to only 2 days to learn weaving the webs in 0 Gravity.

NASA have invented many things including modern sunglasses, cordless tools, purified water, superior baby food, heavily insulated firefighter suits, frozen dried food, pacemakers, blood analyzers, advanced wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, improved hearing aids, virtual reality helmets, shoe insoles, and camera phones.

NASA and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare founded the Learning Channel (TLC) in 1972.

In 1991 NASA discovered a small body near Earth that is now listed in their Astrophysics Data System as a possible alien probe.

Australia upon reentry, NASA was fined $400 by the Australian government for littering. 

To be officially considered an astronaut by NASA you must travel at least 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.

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