President Kennedy commits the US to a manned lunar landing and return by the end of the decade.
At the time this was an incredible goal as NASA had a total of 15 mins of manned sub-orbital space flight experience.
Ref : 70-H-1075
Date : 25 May 1961
President Kennedy with clenched fist during his famous Moon speech at Rice Stadium in Houston.
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 !
The spirit of the late President's words would drive Project Apollo through adversity to absolute achievement
Time & Life
Ref : JFK MOON
Date : 12 Sep 1962
Credit: B. Gomel