Space Missions: Then and Now This week's call for a return to the moon and an eventual manned space flight to Mars reminded many people of John F. Kennedy's first national call for a man on the moon in 1961. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with JFK biographer Robert Dallek about how Kennedy's message was received at the time.
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This week's call for a return to the moon and an eventual manned space flight to Mars reminded many people of John F. Kennedy's first national call for a man on the moon in 1961. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with JFK biographer Robert Dallek about how Kennedy's message was received at the time.