The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sixty today.
from Wikipedia :
The President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958
Happy birthday! Now rollover and die. NASA has accomplished her mission. She got to the Moon and back. There is no where else in the Solar System worthwhile for manned exploration, and no means to go beyond the Solar System.
Hat Tip: Instapundit .