Space, man, nation, state, engine, engineering, rocket, spacecraft, exploration, moon.
And only if the United States occupies a position of preeminence, can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying Theater of War. Space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of War without repeating the mistakes. The decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decision that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the presidency in the last 24 hours. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills because that challenge we intend to win. We'll be behind for some time in man flight, but we do not intend to stay behind and in this decade we shall make up and move ahead. The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation by new tools and computers for industry medicine the home as well as the school. Houston with its man spacecraft Center will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community during the next five years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses that 60 million dollars a year. Space is there and we're going to climb it and the moon and the planets are there and new Hope's for knowledge and peace are there and therefore as we set sail we ask God's blessing on Greatest Adventure on which man has ever embarked.