John F. Kennedy space program
On July 11th 1962, NASA announced selection of the Apollo program moon landing technique. It follows President John F. Kennedy's historical message to Congress, "I believe this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." About this photo: President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy and others watching the flight of Astronaut Alan Shepard. The president proposed the Moon landing only 20 days later.  Photo credit: NARA / Wikimedia

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