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10 Space Movies to Celebrate the Founding of NASA

Space Cowboys

On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the bill that created NASA. The agency opened its doors on Oct. 1 that year and it has been a godsend to Hollywood, providing lots of fodder for films based on history to science-fiction and adventure. Some, such as “The Right Stuff,” “Contact” and “The Martian” were adapted from books, while others like “Armageddon” and “Space Cowboys,” were pure summer popcorn fun. While Hollywood has made many films covering space, here are 10 that involve NASA to salute the space agency and its programs.