The National Academy of Sciences at 150

National Academy of Sciences

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A legacy of the Lincoln presidency, the NAS is credited with making science an active partner in, and indispensable function of government. From debating the size of the universe, and developing the country’s first satellite, to evaluating Civil War weaponry, and measuring the proof of distilled spirits, the Academy is the nation’s pre-eminent source of high-quality, objective advice on science.