PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Reflects on President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot Speech at Rice University
By NASA information center // September 13, 2022
spoke before a crowd of 35,000 people
(NASA) – On Sept. 12, 1962, President Kennedy spoke before a crowd of 35,000 people at Rice University in Houston.
During his speech, the President recommitted the nation to the Moon landing goal he proposed to Congress in May 1961, rallying the nation to land astronauts on the Moon before the end of the decade and bring the crew safely back to Earth.
NASA provided live coverage of the final event celebrating the 60th anniversary of this speech on NASA Television, the NASA app, and our website.
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