In this 1962 speech, Kennedy attempts to persuade the public that America should invest in space exploration in the name of progress and national pride. He argues that America has a responsibility to be the world’s leader in space exploration, so that the mysteries of space will be solved for the good of all. (Prentice Hall Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, 2002)
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