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John F Kennedy announces commitment to landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s

John F Kennedy announces commitment to landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s

In this 1962 speech given at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed America's commitment to landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. The President spoke in philosophical terms about the need to solve the mysteries of space and also defended the enormous expense of the space program.

 

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