60 years later, his words inspire a new generation
From words came actions
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“But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? …We choose to go to the Moon…not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
NASA creates a launch operations center on Merritt Island, Florida, to accommodate the 363-foot-tall Saturn V rocket.
This enormous platform was a direct answer to Kennedy’s Moonshot challenge and was named in his honor: the John F. Kennedy Space Center.