Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 16 and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law on July 29, 1958. NASA opened for business on October 1, 1958, with T. Keith Glennan as its first administrator. NASA's history tells a story of exploration, innovation, and discoveries. The next 60 years, that story continues. Learn more at https://www.nasa.gov/60.