A History of the NASA

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A History of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by Daniel Wolf, 1997 Ausarbeitung zum Spezialgebiet Englisch CONTENTS Chapter 1 - The origins of the NASA Chapter 2 - The foundation of the NASA Chapter 3 - The race for the Moon Chapter 4 - The Shuttle Program Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Other Nations Space Programs Introduction The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the US government agency responsible for the development of advanced aviation and space technology and for space exploration. It is an independent civilian agency responsible directly to the president of the United States. NASA`s roots go back to 1915, when a federal agency was needed to stimulate the growth of American aeronautics, which was then lagging behind European developments. Chapter 1 - The origins of NASA The National Advisory Comitee for Aeronautics was founded in 1915. Although it were the American Wright brothers, who made the first controlled flight in an airplane, the United States soon lagged behind the Eurpoeans in aviation techniques. Because of World War I, the Europeans forced the development of new aircrafts. As a consequence, scientists within the United States demanded a national organization, which would help the States to keep pace with the rapid developments in aeronautics - the NACA. For fiscal 1915, the fledgling organization received a budget of 5000, an annual appropriation that remained constant for the next five years. This was not much even by ...

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