National Aeronautics and Space Act
- A legislative measure that promoted scientific research and study, especially in space-related fields. This was largely triggered by the creation of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, by the Soviet Union in 1957. The Act led to the establishment of NASA, an agency dedicated to developing technologies and activities for space exploration. Concurrently, the National Defense Education Act provided substantial support to educational institutions and students to match the perceived level of Soviet accomplishments, especially in the sciences
- The National Aeronautics and Space Act enhanced the funding and focus on space research in the United States.
- With the National Aeronautics and Space Act, NASA was created specifically for the investigation and development of space exploration technologies.
- Following the launch of Sputnik I, the National Aeronautics and Space Act was enacted to elevate American education to meet the scientific advancements of other nations.