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We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.
—President John F. Kennedy

September 12, 1962 — President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end

July 20, 1969 — Apollo 11’s crew—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—make the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility.

July 11, 1969 — David Bowie, British musician, released his single “Space Oddity,” supposedly in conjunction with the upcoming July 20, Apollo 11 moon landing.

Dark Side of the Moon Update

“…In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and…

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