On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House of Representatives before a joint session of Congress in Washington. Kennedy issued the challenge, 'I believe that 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 Earth.' A little over eight years later, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
NASA's journey into the universe
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The Monitor's editorial from July 1969 on the accomplishments of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing
Forty years later, another look at man’s first walk on the moon.