Originally Posted by jdcfsu
Don't forget the wicked awesome "reenactment" the JFK Presidential Library is putting on right now in real time: http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/
Watching the launch today was really cool.
Some great film inside the modules in zero gee... real perspective on the size and tech of Columbia and Eagle. (Clips 3 top right, which is mistagged pacific ocean view... contains a cool flythrough).
Apollo/JFK connections are ironic in some ways, because JFK wasn't a Space enthusiast... LBJ proposed it to him to outdo the Soviets after Gagarin's flight.
That said, JFKs epic speeches
May 25th 1961 to Joint Houses of Congress (b/w)... and Sept 12th, 1962 at Rice
(colour) still gives me shivers. Great writer (Thanks Ted Sorensen), great message, great delivery.