President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy arrive at Houston International Airport
John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy being greeted at the Houston International Airport (now called William P. Hobby Airport). Original resource is a black and white photograph.
President John F. Kennedy visited Rice University campus on September 12, 1962, and delivered a speech in the stadium on the Nation's Space Effort. Kennedy cites scientific progress as evidence that exploration of space is inevitable and argues that the United States should lead the space effort in order to retain a position of leadership on earth. He stated that we explore space not because it is easy but because it is difficult, and that the U.S. should "do it right and do it first before this decade is out," inspiring and engaging the nation in the space race.
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