August 11, 2022
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (National Aeronautics and Space Administration — NASA), verb. abbreviated NASA (from the English NASA — abbreviated NASA), is the agency responsible for the civilian part of the space program of the United States. The agency is also responsible for long-term civil and military aviation research. NASA was founded in 1958, and the founder was the then president of the USA, Dwight Eisenhower. The agency is oriented with significantly more civilian employees than soldiers, in order to encourage the peaceful application of space science. On July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed, which was the forerunner and announcement for the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agency started operating two months later, on October 1, 1958. Since then, nearly all American space exploration has been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon landing program, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. NASA currently supports the operation of the International Space Station and oversees the development of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System.