NASA turns 60: The space race continues

Space exploration has always been a matter of geopolitical prestige for the United States ever since President Dwight D Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958.

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    The organisation which put men on the moon has turned 60 years old.

    The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has celebrated scientific triumphs and experienced tragedies in the race to space.

     

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi looks at what the future may hold for the US space agency that originally came into being as a matter of national security.


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