The first NASA mission ever


WORLD'S FIRST NASA MISSION
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What was the MASA's first mission?

When the Russians launched Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957 the U.S. was alarmed by the perceived threat to U.S. security and on July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA was born.

NASA's first project was Project Mercury, with the goal of putting a man in space.

NASA's first scheduled mission was named Mercury-Jupiter with a goal of testing a suborbital launch vehicle for Mercury but it was scrubbed in July 1959.

On August 21, 1959 NASA launched it's first mission, Little Joe 1, to test the Mercury spacecraft launch escape system during flight but the escape rocket fired prematurely and the mission lasted a mere 20 seconds.

NASA's first mission to carry an astronaut into space was Mercury-Redstone 3, which went by the call sign Freedom 7, and it succeeded in taking Alan Shepard into space on May 05, 1961.

Little Joe 1
Little Joe 1


The first NASA mission ever

The first NASA mission ever

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