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THE MAG.COM PRESENTS: ALL WORLD POWER RANKINGS

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WHEN IT COMES TO PIONEERING SPORTS SCIENTISTS, VICTOR CONTE RULES TODAY!

Fifty years ago today, Ike—that's President Eisenhower to you!—signed a bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We call it NASA, and their early records were incredible. Think of this: they essentially created NASA in '58 as a reaction to the successful orbit of Sputnik by the Ruskies, and within eleven years, had landed on the moon without the technology that could get you a TI-83 calculator today. The thought of that is amazing. You can't even get dressed without checking the weather online, and they went to the moon. Today, in honor of those pioneering scientists, we rank pioneering sports scientists.