NASA chief celebrates 60th anniversary of JFK’s speech on the moon


NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will discuss the legacy of one of the 35th President of the United States Kennedy’s famous speech to space exploration today, and Nelson will deliver a speech at Rice University in Houston at noon EST, 60 years after the day President John F. Kennedy delivered a historic speech there About the United States’ effort to put shoes on the moon, according to the site outer space.

During a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would land astronauts on the Moon before the end of the 1960s, and on September 12, 1962, he reiterated this bold goal during a speech at Rice University, stressing the need for the United States to be The United States is a pioneer in space exploration.

“We choose to go to the moon,” Kennedy said in Rice, “We choose to go in this decade and do the other things, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because this challenge is one we’re willing to accept.” One we don’t want to put off, one we intend to win, and the others too.

JFK did not live to see that momentous moment, of course, as he was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

During his remarks today, Nelson is sure to mention a NASA program that follows in the footsteps of Apollo, Artemis, which aims to establish a long-term, sustainable human presence on and around the Moon by the end of 2020..

NASA is preparing for its first-ever mission to Artemis, Artemis 1which will send a capsule Orion Unmanned on a long journey to lunar orbit and back, where it was supposed to launch Artemis 1 on August 29 and then on September 3 but was thwarted by glitches both times. NASA is now looking forward to September 23 or September 27 launch of the mission.

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