"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon... (interrupted by applause) 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, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
JFK, Delivered at Rice University in Houston, Texas on 12 September 1962.
The full text here.
So 40 years ago next week. You all know the story. Which is why I did the JFK thing...He started it. And it’s a damned shame he didn’t get to live to see it.