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John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

John Logsdon, professor emeritus, George Washington University

Based on his award-winning 2010 book, Logsdon reviews the factors that led President John F. Kennedy, just four months after his inauguration, on May 25, 1961, to set as a national goal sending Americans to the Moon "before this decade is out." He explores JFK's actions and second thoughts following that decision during the remaining thirty months of his presidency. Logsdon further addresses the question: "Was Apollo worth its costs and risks?" And he relates the experience and evaluation of Apollo to current controversies regarding the character of future U.S. space efforts.


ID: 2013-00043
Logsdon, John

Creation Mar. 12, 2013

MEDIUM: Video; FORMAT: DVD Blu-Ray; DVD Blu-Ray (Edited Master); DVD Blu-Ray (Camera Master); QUANTITY: 1 set (of 3)

Topics: Astrophysics

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