Happy Birthday to the real Space-force. The original and still the greatest National Aeronautics and Space Administration #NASA.
On this date, Christopher Columbus set sail to the new world and landed in America. Also, the space agency was officially born on July 29, 1958, when Republicans were real patriots and warriors. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act bringing the agency into existence and global admiration.
However, President Eisenhower wanted NASA to be a strictly civilian agency instead of a predominantly military one. The ideological rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union did not involve physical battles. Still, it did foster hostile relations and propelled tense competition—perhaps most notable was the space race.
Russia successfully launched Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, causing many Americans to think that this was a national embarrassment for the #USA and a significant victory for communism. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy another patriot and warrior, and this time a Democrat who also served in the military without hiding behind bullshit bone spurs gave a speech before Congress setting a goal of landing a man on the Moon by the decade's end.
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the Moon, accomplishing NASA's most significant and famous achievement through the Apollo program and reaching President John F. Kennedy's goal.
Image: National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 https://lnkd.in/g7Jb9b_J