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On April 9, 1959, during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration, seven men were selected to become Project Mercury astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, John Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald “Deke” Slayton. The goals of the Project Mercury program were specific: to orbit a man...
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, a founding leader of Global Zero -- a movement aimed at phasing out nuclear weapons around the world -- joins Jonathan Schell, author of The Fate of the Earth, and other experts to discuss nuclear disarmament. Graham Allison, a professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government moderates.
May 16, 2009 - April 28, 2010
In 1961, President Kennedy challenged the nation to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. Appealing to the spirit of adventure, to patriotic pride, and to the cause of freedom, his words ignited one of the greatest technological mobilizations in U.S. history. Eight ...
As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's speeches at American University and in West Berlin, Ambassador Nicholas Burns, veteran journalist Marvin Kalb, Sergei Khrushchev, Adam Frankel (former Obama speech writer and assistant to Ted Sorensen), Kennedy Library Director Tom Putnam, and Fred Kempe, author of BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khr...
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