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H.R. 12575 (85th): An Act to provide for research into problems of flight within and outside the earths atmosphere, and for other purposes

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The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (Pub.L. 85–568) is the United States federal statute that 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 Space Exploration and on July 29, 1958 was signed by President Eisenhower. Prior to enactment, the responsibility for space exploration was deemed primarily a military venture, in line with the Soviet model that had launched ...

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85th Congress (1957–1958)


Enacted on Jul 29, 1958


Pub.L. 85-568


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