NASA turns 50 today. On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed his name to the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating the agency that brought man to the moon, satellites to distant planets, and landers to Mars.
No NASA milestone would be complete without tons of multimedia coverage. So, to help ring in this golden jubilee, here's some of the best multimedia NASA-birthday coverage from across the web. Feel free to post your own links in the comments section below.
NASAImages.org – NASA just launched a massive, online collection of archival images, video, and audio. The free site partners with the Internet Archive to constantly update its galleries and will soon hold millions of pictures and thousands of hours of audio/visual project.
Wired's Best-Of Galleries – The snarky science-lovers at Wired rolled out three NASA picture galleries this week: The Space Suit Makes the NASA Astronaut, NASA's Most Amazing Extraterrestrial Vehicles, and NASA's Most Embarrassing Goofs. Also check out their coverage of yesterday's Virgin Galactic press conference, where Richard Branson unveiled a prototype of the White Knight Two commercial spacecraft.