posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:26 AM
Does his mean anything ? It is one of the dates in add:
Oct. 10, 1958
A Brief History of NASA
"An Act to provide for research into the problems of flight within and outside the Earth's atmosphere, and for other purposes." With this simple
preamble, the Congress and the President of the United States created the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958.
NASA's birth was directly related to the pressures of national defense. After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in
the Cold War, a broad contest over the ideologies and allegiances of the nonaligned nations. During this period, space exploration emerged as a major
area of contest and became known as the space race.
During the late 1940s, the Department of Defense pursued research and rocketry and upper atmospheric sciences as a means of assuring American
leadership in technology. A major step forward came when President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a plan to orbit a scientific satellite as part of the
International Geophysical Year (IGY) for the period, July 1, 1957 to December 31, 1958, a cooperative effort to gather scientific data about the
Earth. The Soviet Union quickly followed suit, announcing plans to orbit its own satellite.
Another milestone in 1958 :
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, American, British, and Soviet fusion programs were strictly classified until 1958, when most of their research
programs were made public at the conference, which was held in Geneva. Since that time, fusion research has been characterized by international
I'm just looking around.