Goddard at 60

On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. When it began operations on Oct. 1, 1958, NASA consisted mainly of the four laboratories and some 80 employees of the government’s 46-year-old research agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was established on May 1, 1959, as NASA’s first spaceflight center.

In celebration of its 60th year, we look back at the innovations and scientific impacts the women and men of Goddard have made throughout its history.

Music: “Downloading Landscapes,” “Virtual Memory,” “Momentum,” “History in Motion,” Killer Tracks Music

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Swarupa Nune

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13184

Music: “Downloading Landscapes,” “Virtual Memory,” “Momentum,” “History in Motion,” Killer Tracks Music Complete transcript available.

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13184

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Swarupa Nune (InuTeq): Lead Producer
Wade Sisler (NASA/GSFC): Lead Project Support
Bailee DesRocher (USRA): Lead Animator
Alexander Velle (SAIC): Project Support
Robert C. Garner (USRA): Project Support
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Project Support
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Project Support
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Project Support
John Mather (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Jennifer Wiseman (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Cathy Peddie (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Claire Parkinson (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
J. Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia): Interviewee
Charles Bennett (Johns Hopkins University): Interviewee
Eric R. Christian (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Piers Sellers (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Amber Straughn (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
David Leckrone (NASA): Interviewee
James Garvin (NASA, Chief Scientist Goddard): Interviewee
C. Alex Young (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Neil Gehrels (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Michelle Thaller (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Jennifer Eigenbrode (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Michael Mumma (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Temilola Fatoyinbo (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee

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