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12/09/1962 JFK moon speech

"We choose to go to the Moon" is the famous tagline of a speech about the effort to reach the Moon delivered by President John F. Kennedy to a large crowd gathered at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas in September 1962. The speech was intended to persuade the American people to support the Apollo program, the national effort to land a man on the Moon.


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  • We choose to go to the Moon 

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