10 Major Events of NASA



major events of nasa

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, is an agency of the United States Government. It is responsible for the space programs as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the NASA back in 1958. NASA from the beginning was meant to serve for the civilians than the military. Many of the space tours and research has been done by NASA which too include the first landing on the moon from Apollo. NASA does share its various data to many national and international organizations. Now, NASA has completed 60 years.

10 major events of NASA

Nasa has completed 60 years of its success. Following are the important events by NASA. List of 10 major events of nasa.


Silverstein becomes the first manager of the lab’s research activities. He helped the states to aim high up to the space with energy rockets and nuclear propulsion.


Neil Armstrong began his career with NASA at Lewis as a NACA test pilot.


NASA was originally accepted and all the operations began by October 1st and AERL became the research center.


The work by NASA was touching the sky. They were working beyond the limits by setting up with a series of tests for the projects. Mercury was the first intensive study by the NASA which worked as storage and handling of liquid nitrogen.


Neil Armstrong became the first man to land on the moon on July 20 through NASA’s Apollo 11. He was the first human to step on the moon.

major events of nasa


It was a gloomy year for NASA as the Research Reactor for the Nuclear Facility was closed.


This year faced the first ever disaster to the astronauts as one of the spaces shuttled of NASA got crashed which lead to the death of 5 astronauts and 2 specialists.


The World’s most powerful telescope was deployed by NASA and its still considered to be the best of all with the highest powerful range.


After the moon, it was the first time that a Pathfinder was made landed on the Mars. This was a huge success to NASA as it was the first planet to be deployed by NASA


A new spacecraft more advance was launched to Mars. NASA became the first to do this and The States became the first country in the world to send a spacecraft to Mars.

major events of nasa

NASA in all set to launch the Parker Solar Probe in 2018 which is going to explore the sun’s outer atmosphere. This will the greatest achievement to NASA as nobody could have ever imagined that far 60 years ago NASA would go to this extinct.

At last, we wish NASA would grow even stronger and better over the years to come.

By- Siddharth Vikram


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