Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tonight's Sky for September 4: James D Doolittle (of WWII Fame) Appointed to the NASC


Before there was NASA, there was the National Aeronautic and Space Council (NASC). On this date in 1958, one of the most famous American heroes of WWII, James Doolittle of Doolittle Raid fame, was appointed to this early body of advisers who were focused on the future of America in space. In time, the NASC would become a part of NASA, and for this reason, that is why almost no one knows about it nearly 60 years later.  

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