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October 01, 2008AIA joins the nation in congratulating NASA on 50 years of innovation and exploration. Established Oct. 1, 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, NASA has led our nation on a journey through the heavens and across the solar system, fueling our imagination, challenging our assumptions and exploring a new frontier for our world. NASA's anniversary is an opportunity to salute the individuals in government and industry who have made this journey possible for our nation.