This week in 1960, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency was officially transferred to NASA, creating the Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Wernher von Braun, Marshall’s first center director, and Maj. Gen. August Schomburg officiated at the transfer ceremony in the front of the ABMA-MSFC joint headquarters, Building 4488. The NASA History Program is responsible for generating, disseminating, and preserving NASA’s remarkable history and providing a comprehensive understanding of the institutional, cultural, social, political, economic, technological, and scientific aspects of NASA’s activities in aeronautics and space. For more pictures like this one and to connect to NASA’s history, visit the History Program’s webpage.
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