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When President Kennedy took office in 1961, the United States appeared to be struggling to keep up with the Soviet Union on space exploration. He made space a priority and promised to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. In this episode, we’ll talk with historian Doug Brinkley on how President Kennedy helped turn things around and set up the country for a successful lunar landing almost 50 years ago.
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What We Talked About
Read about President Kennedy’s Rice Speech on the JFK Library Archives Blog.
View photos in our Space media gallery.
Read more about the Space Program during President Kennedy’s time in office.
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