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I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.
 

No single space project in this period will be more exciting, more impressive, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.
 

—  President John Kennedy’s Address to Congress
May 25, 1961
 

[And having succeeded, we’ve now been over 40 years since mankind stepped on the moon (13 December 1972).  I hope I’m around to see a permanent station on the moon and a landing on Mars (and safe return).  —  KMAB]
 

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