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Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Birth of Kennedy Space Center...

An aerial view of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA

Almost a week after the United States marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, NASA today marked a half century since President Lyndon B. Johnson (sworn into office six days earlier) renamed Cape Canaveral (then called NASA's Launch Operations Center) to Kennedy Space Center. One of this nation's greatest presidents now had America's spaceport bearing his moniker...which would also be complemented by the fact that the U.S. would fulfill Kennedy's pledge of sending a man to the Moon almost six years later. JFK's legacy lives on.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin sets up a lunar experiment after he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the Moon, on July 20, 1969.
NASA

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