President Kennedy's "Moon Speech" Turns 50
May 27, 2011 12:05:00 pm
John M. Logsdon, author: "John F. Kennedy and The Race to The Moon" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), professor emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Nicholas de Monchaux, author: "Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo" (MIT Press, 2011), assistant professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to Congress calling for the country to "commit itself ... to landing a man on the moon," a goal achieved by the end of the decade. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the beginning and legacy of the Apollo missions to the Moon.