Executive Order 10870--Designating the facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Huntsville, Alabama, as the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10870 of Mar. 5, 1960, appear at 25 FR 2197, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 403, unless otherwise noted.
WHEREAS the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently acquired facilities at Huntsville, Alabama, for space flight research and development; and
WHEREAS these facilities are destined to play a major role in man's conquest of outer space and its utilization for peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind; and
WHEREAS it is fitting that these facilities bear the name of a distinguished and revered American; and
WHEREAS the late General of the Army George C. Marshall devoted his life to the service of his country and to the advancement of the cause of peace throughout the world:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby designate the facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Huntsville, Alabama, as the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center; and such facilities shall hereafter be known and referred to by that name.