President Kennedy and his visit to Houston to review the Space Program. Also includes his address to Rice University Students. September 12, 1962
September 13, 2010

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Not because it was easy, but because it was hard.


Forty-eight years ago this week, on September 12, 1962 President Kennedy pledged to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. After a tour of the Houston Space facilities he addressed the students at Rice University.

Pres. Kennedy: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

Yes, we're capable of that too - lately, it's been easy to forget.

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