“We choose to go to the moon” speech is 50 years old

Posted By on May 29, 2011

Amazingly … President John F. Kennedy’s speech setting the goal for the United States to “go to the moon”  was given 50 years ago. Most in this country has heard parts of this speech and JFK’s delivery is burned into memory of many of my generation. For those too young to have heard the entire speech, here’s your chance to listen — politics aside, it is debatably one of the top five inspirational speeches an American President has ever given.

I enjoyed re-listening and then catching NPR’s Ira Flatow interviews about the speech.

  NPR: Science Friday on “We choose to go to the moon” | (mp3)


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