3, 2, 1 liftoff.
This year marks NASA’s 60th anniversary. That’s six decades of innovation and remarkable achievement in space exploration, like putting a man on the moon and sending rovers to explore life on Mars.
On October 1st, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration got its start, and the rest is history...
May 5, 1961: Alan Shepard became the first American to orbit the earth
July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon
June 18, 1978: Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space
April 12, 1981: NASA’s first space shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center
July 7, 2003: NASA sends the Opportunity rover on a mission to explore life on Mars
Want the Coles Notes version? Here’s all 60 years crammed into just 60 seconds:
With so many incredible achievements under their belt, it’s no wonder Vans decided to commemorate NASA’s legacy in their all-new Space Voyager collection. Inspired by the features and textures of original space equipment, the collection features limited edition Old Skools, Sk8-Hi 46 MTEs, backpacks, duffle bags and more.