Tag: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Coffee Table Book Blog

This Day in Texas History: Eisenhower Signs Bill Creating NASA

This Day in Texas History: Eisenhower Signs Bill Creating NASA July 29, 1958 On this day in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, born in Denison, Texas, signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The national commitment to a broad program of space exploration, including manned space…
Read more

This day in Texas History: First Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia

This day in Texas History: First Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia April 12, 1981 Space Shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated over Texas on February 1, 2003, flew 28 missions from the beginning of the program until it’s catastrophic destruction. The Space Shuttle Columbia, also known as OV-102 (Orbiter Vehicle-102), was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s…
Read more

%d bloggers like this: