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This federal statute created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Act, which followed close on the heels of the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik, was drafted by the United States House Select Committee on Astronautics and…

The front page of the New York Times flashes panic across the media in early October of 1957. Sputnik plunged Americans into a crisis of self-confidence. Immediate American reaction reflected the dark concerns of a world in the grip of the Cold War,…
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