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1958 EventsEdit

A repository of events that occurred in 1958.

  • January 4 – Sputnik 1 (launched on October 4, 1957) falls to Earth from its orbit and burns up.
  • February 2 – The word Aerospace is coined, from the words Aircraft (aero) and Spacecraft (space), taking into consideration that the Earth's atmosphere and outerspace is to be one, or a single realm.
  • May 12 – A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
  • July 29 – The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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