|Text on Button||KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FLORIDA|
Photograph of rocket launching with white text.
|Curl Text||Best Seal Corp., New York 10013 1981|
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The foundations of the Kennedy Space Center can be attributed to Public Law 85-568 signed by President Eisenhower in 1958. This law established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known more commonly by their acronym NASA. After land on Merritt Island, Florida, was acquired, the facility finally opened in 1962 and was named after President John F. Kennedy. The facility holds a special place in American and human history, for developing and launching the Apollo programs, including sending the first man to the moon in 1969.
In 2020, the SpaceX Dragon, the first rocket with returnable parts, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA. (2016, September 20). History of John F. Kennedy space center. https://www.nasa.gov/offices/history/center_history/kennedy_space_center