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    Why Choose the Moon?

    Topic: Space Students will examine President Kennedy’s 1961 decision to send a man to the moon by reading a letter written to the president by 13-year-old Mary Lou Reitler. Students will consider arguments in support of and opposition to using federal funds for space exploration both in the context of 1961 and the current debate on funding fo...

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    Charles Bolden
    5/10/10

    Building Block on the Way to Mars

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    IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper"
    21 May 1963

    IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper" 5/21/1963.

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    IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper"
    21 May 1963

    Accession Number: IFP:92A Description: "Nation Hails Cooper." President John F. Kennedy joins Major Gordon Cooper's parents at the White House. Major Cooper and his family arrive at the White House accompanied by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnon. The President welcomes Cooper and his family in the Rose Garden, presenting the Major with the NASA Dist...

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    New App from JFK Presidential Library Challenges Kids to Fly to the Moon and Help People around the World (February 12, 2015)
    0/12/2015

    BOSTON, MA – In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has launched a free iPad app, The JFK Challenge that brings American history to life for kids ages 8-12. The Library’s first-ever app release, The JFK Challenge turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept P...

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IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper"

IFP:92A "Nation Hails Cooper" 5/21/1963.

Accession Number: IFP:92A Description: "Nation Hails Cooper." President John F. Kennedy jo...