JFK’s Moon shot speech to Congress, May 25, 1961

In May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a historic speech before a joint session of Congress that set the United States on a course to the moon.

In his speech, Kennedy called for an ambitious programme of space exploration that included landing a astronauts on the Moon before the end of the 1960’s, and returning them safely to Earth. Ambitious goals that weren’t far from science fiction at the time.

Kennedy called on Congress to commit itself to these noble goals, that would not only result in the United States winning the space race, but in the advancement of humanity, forever changing the course of human destiny.

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