Kennedy Giving Historic Speech to Congress, 1961. Creator: NASA.

Kennedy Giving Historic Speech to Congress, 1961. Creator: NASA.

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Kennedy Giving Historic Speech to Congress, 1961. President John F. Kennedy in his historic message to a joint session of the Congress, on May 25, 1961 declared, "...I believe 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 the Earth." This goal was achieved when astronaut Neil A. Armstrong became the first human to set foot upon the Moon at 10:56 p.m. EDT, July 20, 1969. Shown in the background are, (left) Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and (right) Speaker of the House Sam T. Rayburn.

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  1. John F Kennedy: American: Politician, president
  2. Lyndon Johnson: American: Politician, president

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  1. 38 53 00 N , 077 02 00 W

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