Considering a Moon Shot

Considering a Moon Shot
Considering a Moon Shot President John F. Kennedy sent this memo to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson asking about the status of the U.S. space program on 20 April 1961, just 8 days after the Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin made the first human spaceflight. Kennedy and his advisors eventually settled on the Moon as the goal, and Kennedy introduced the program during a congressional address on 25 May 1961. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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