NASA 60th: The Leading Edge of Flight


Aeronautics is our tradition. For 60 years, we have advanced aeronautics, developed new technologies and researched aerodynamics. Our advancements have transformed the way you fly. We will continue to revolutionize flight.
Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 16 and President Eisenhower signed it into law on July 29, 1958. NASA opened for business on Oct. 1, 1958. Our history tells a story of exploration, innovation and discoveries. The next 60 years, that story continues. Learn more:

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  1. Well, we are still stuck with subsonic/transonic flight commercially due to fears of disruption as a result of sonic booms. Though I have a feeling that a sonic boom will always happen when any object breaks the sound barrier while in air.

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