A couple weeks ago, humans, for the first time ever, were privy to up close photos of Pluto, a sub-plant more than 4.67 billion miles away. This monumental moment would not have been possible if it wasn’t for an act that was signed on July 29th in 1958: the National Aeronautics and Space Act, signed by President Eisenhower. It created one of the greatest government departments, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and put America’s foot in the great space race. From putting man on the moon, to the spectacles captured by the Hubble telescope, and the various Mars rovers, NASA has become the pinnacle of discovery for the United States. Thanks, Mr. Eisenhower! Or as they used to say, “We like Ike!”