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JFK: The Space Program Sounds & Video






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jkmanmoon.mp3

From John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech, delivered before a joint session of Congress, which first proposed landing a man on the moon.

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JFK-MoonShotProposal-'ANewCourseOfAction'.mp3

From the same speech as above, the President urges unwavering, long term commitment to the moon project in the face of as-yet unforseen temptations and national crisis.

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JFK610413-ReactionToGagarinFlight.mp3

The President reacts to questions by the press on the reasons for the previous day's victory of the Russians over the Americans in putting the first man into space.

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JFK-620214GlennMissionDelays.mp3

The President comments on the many delays that plagued attempts to launch John Glenn into space as the first American to orbit the earth.

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JFK6208-'WeAreBehind'.mp3

The President frankly admits the second-class citizenship of the U.S. in the space race, but reassures the nation that "we are making a major effort now - and this country will be heard from".

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jkblopr1.wav

President Kennedy makes a humorous gaff during a speech in Houston mere hours before his assassination.

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JFK631121-90s&Space.wav

From the same speech as the above, the President predicts the needs of the 1990s with regard to science, technology and space.

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JFKDedicatesSanAntonioAerospaceHealthCenter631121.wav

The beginning of a speech delivered during the dedication of the San Antonio Aerospace Health Center at Brooks AFB the day before JFK's assassination.

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JFK-'WeChooseToGoToTheMoon!'.mp3

A rousing speech defining the goals and reasons for the nation's commitment to land men on the moon.

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jfkgomon.wav

From the above: "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".

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