NASA, Rice University Mark 60th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Moon Speech


Join leaders from NASA and Rice University as we commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s historic “We choose to go to the Moon…” speech. That address, before a crowd of 35,000 on Sept. 12, 1962, set NASA and our country on the path to explore worlds beyond our own.

Participants will include:

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
NASA Associate Administrator Bob Cabana
NASA’s Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche
NASA astronaut Shannon Walker
Rice University President Reggie DesRoches
Rice Space Institute Director Dr. David Alexander, Rice Space Institute (master of ceremonies)
Retired ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien
Avalon Hogans, Houston’s youth poet laureate

Read an excerpt from the 1962 speech at

Credit: NASA

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