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July 29, 1958: NASA is Created | On this day in 1958, the United States Congress passed legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since its creation, NASA has played a vital role in coordinating all of the US' activity in space. The agency spearheads and sponsors space exhibitions and has launched numerous orbiting satellites that have produced information about the solar system and universe.

An image of capillary, just wide enough for one red blood cell (erythrocyte) to squeeze through.

A electron microscope image of a coronavirus is seen in this undated picture provided by the Health Protection Agency in London February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Health Protection Agency/Handout

Cosmic Rose - This infrared image from NASA's WISE space telescope shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars, including the Berkeley 59 cluster and a supernova remnant.

Mars rover sends first human voice from Red Planet (Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS)

These colorful little planets are actually photos of epoxy polymer paintings artist Klari Reis made in petri dishes. She was first inspired 10 years ago, when she was in the hospital for Crohn’s disease and her doctor invited her to view her own cells under a microscope.

It’s not a magic trick and it’s not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects.