Resource: President John F. Kennedy’s May 25, 1961 Speech before a Joint Session of Congress

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.

This video clip features excerpts of that speech. It was referenced during the session entitled “Session 1—Apollo in Context” during the online conference. To view the video in this context, visit the session page to launch the live or recorded event.



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