50 Years Later: NASA Discusses Using Innovation and Ingenuity to do Big Things
Fifty years ago, President John Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon within the decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
As we remember Neil Armstrong this week — the man who, with a single step realized the hopes of a president, this nation and the world — we are recognizing the extraordinary achievements of the past five decades achieved by our nation’s space agency and where the passion to explore will lead us in the future.
President Barack Obama has set NASA on course toward an asteroid and to send humans to Mars within the next two decades. This goal is not without notable challenges, but using the knowledge, expertise and American ingenuity that has been the trademark of NASA scientists and engineers for the last half-century, NASA continues to make possible that which is seemingly impossible.