NASA established in 1958, is a succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the US Federal Government responsible for the civilian space programs as well as space research and aeronautics.
NASA is known for several of its initiatives and accomplishments. It includes space exploration efforts, Apollo Moon landing missions, and the Skylab space stations along with the invention of the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is overseeing the future of space travel.