Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/11

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Subject: [Leica] Kennedy speech
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:04:38 -0500

> Byron Rakizitis (not a LUG member) sent me the answer to my Trivial Pursuit
> question about the Kennedy speech:
> "I didn't see an answer to your question, but a quick google turns up the
> entire text of the speech and the meaning of "other things" becomes clear:
> There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as
> yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of
> all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come
> again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they
> may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the
> Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
> We choose to go to the moon. 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,
> because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our
> energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to
> accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win,
> and the others, too.
> It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our
> efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important 
> decisions
> that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.
> BTW, it was a speech at Rice University, not the inaugural address."
> Thank you Bryon. The knowledge accessible through the LUG is astounding.
> Larry Z

I had downloaded the video of a few months ago.
I'm sure its still available.

Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Kennedy speech)