National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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ABOUT THIS COMPANY:Space exploration 101
You may have been aware of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the first to send a man to walk on the moon and may have heard the famous phrase “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” But did you know that NASA is also responsible for performing test flights and missions, managing programs within the United States and with other countries to co-develop scientific and engineering resources, and directing aeronautical and space activities? The agency also goes way back to 1915 when it was still called the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which developed and built wind tunnels and conducted flight tests with both models and full-scale aircraft. In addition, they, with the help of the U.S. Air Force and Bell Aircraft, built the first supersonic aircraft and led to innovations such as swept wings for airplanes.
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