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One Giant Leap: Part 2 – “Kennedy Goes All In”

Posted By Paul On July 21, 2009 @ 4:18 am In One Giant Leap Series | No Comments

The young president Kennedy was getting beat by the Russians. The Bay of Pigs had been a fiasco, as had a summit with Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev in Vienna. And now, the Soviet Union was clearly ahead in space. Kennedy committed the U.S. to getting a man on the moon. It’s probably that commitment, and his subsequent tragic death, that made it possible for the goal to be accomplished.

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