Last week marked the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower signing the National Aeronautics Space Act. This little wiggle of the pen created the agency we all know today as NASA.

To commemorate this event, the British journal Nature selected the NASA’s top ten achievements in its first 50 years There are some of the usual suspects – Project Mercury, landing on the Moon in 1969, launching the Space Shuttle, etc. We are happy to point out that Nature also selected Chandra as being one of the agency’s ten biggest accomplishments. Of course, we here might be a little biased about thinking how wonderful Chandra has been. It’s great to hear that others may think so as well.

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-Megan Watzke, CXC



This just corroborates the known fact that chandra plays extremely important role in Universe exploration!

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Well then, congratulation to 50 years! I suppose the world would be quite different, if you guys would not have broadened our horizon and enabled us, to see, how small we really are - in a cosmic perspective !!!

Tim Reise (from Australia)

That's really great

Chandra, it's really great news. I am happy to be part of this blog here. I had no idea that such a wonderful blog existed in Harvard realm. I am new here, and am yet to find my way around here. Will read and post about other posts you have made. Thanks.

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