Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for July 29th:
National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958


Act of July 29, 1958 (National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958), Public Law 85-568, 72 STAT 426, which provided for research into the problems of flight within and outside the earth’s atmosphere., 07/29/1958 (National Archives Identifier: 299868); Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789 - 1996; General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992; Record Group 11; National Archives and Records Administration--Southwest Region (Fort Worth, TX)

Signed by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 "provided for research into the problems of flight within and outside the earth’s atmosphere" and established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
More about the early history of NASA at the Eisenhower Library
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