“We choose to go to the Moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” JFK’s famous words still resonate clearly today. Although we don’t allocate the necessary funds to the epic purpose of space exploration, the spirit Kennedy articulated is what still drives this planet toward 21st century innovation and curiosity.
With this speech, Kennedy quite literally launched the country into a cultural revolution. Upon the laying of the first lunar footsteps, millions of minds absorbed images of what would ignite the hidden cosmic perspective inherited by all humans. 500 million viewers literally watched their home planet, Earth, rose above the unfamiliar grey landscape of the Moon and into the blackness of the stellar void.
It’s hard to imagine something more powerful than becoming more aware of our presence in this universe.
- Carl Sagan’s Beautiful Words About the Moon Landing (itsabeautifulearth.com)
- JFK Promised Us the Moon, What Can We Do for Ourselves? (business2community.com)
- Did JFK Call Himself a Jelly Donut? (myths.answers.com)