What Is NASA?

By Sarah Fabiny

What is NASA?

It was created in 1958 in the early days of the “space race” against the Soviet Union

In 1969, the United States won the space race by landing astronauts on the moon

In 1977, it sent up two golden records that are still flying through space today


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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken place since then. NASA has a rich history and still plays an important role in uncovering the mysteries of the universe. Readers are sure to get sucked into this book.

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Weight 5 oz
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