– The NASA logo consists of the company name inside a planet Earth-like blue sphere and a red chevron crossing it. The logo stands behind the single most famous agency for space exploration and travel. Europe and Russia and China all have similar agencies, but none have made history the way the American one did. It was established in 1958 by the then president Dwight D. Eisenhower and its logo displays the acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The most famous accomplishment of this agency was succeeding to send a manned mission on the moon, thus making an American (Neil Armstrong) the first man on the moon, besting the Soviet Union in what was described to be a tight competition.
– Of course, there were plenty of other successful missions run by the agency, both manned and unmanned, and many developed in close collaboration with other states, including post-Soviet Russia. A fast advancement of explorations and discoveries has been somewhat halted due to a lack of funding, especially since the latest recession, but the progress continues at a steady pace. One of the most valuable current programs is the International Space Station (visible from Earth with the naked eye), as well as the unmanned missions to Mars.