Kennedy Podium

Space Center Houston is privileged to be the home of the Rice University podium from which Kennedy said, “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.”  It was on September 12, 1962, when he gave his historic “Address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space Effort,” otherwise known as the moment we officially chose to go to the moon.