• We choose to go to the moon. The greatest of heroes has died

    by  • August 25, 2012 • Journal • 0 Comments

    In a thousand years, when presidents have come and gone, when countries and civilisations fall, the name of one man shall remain. The greatest example of humanity has died aged 82, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

    “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.” – JFK

    It was a the greatest of all human achievements, where a country and world came together in celebration of years of technological research, planning, and ambition set forth by president John F. Kennedy, to watch one man take a few steps in 1969.

    Speaking in Rice Stadium in September 1962, John F Kennedy made one of the most memorable speeches, where he lay the challenge to the American public and the world to go to the moon.

    “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.” – JFK

    Neil Armstrong took up this challenge, and shall be remembered for being the best of us.

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