From the Earth to the Moon: The Beginnings of Space Travel

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It All Started With a Vision

Today (July 20th, 2009) is the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. It's important to celebrate the incredible achievement of all the people involved, but it's also inspiring to look back at the vision and hard work that led there. It's exactly what we're short of right now when it comes to facing many big environmental problems.

It all started with a vision. On May 25, 1961, Kennedy said: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

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