The Daily Conversation
Published on Feb 6, 2015
America’s major events told through the words of its leaders, since the widespread adoption of the film camera as a communication tool. Through the speeches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama, a look at the major moments that have defined the modern history of the United States.
Published on May 19, 2016
The Art of FRONTIERS OF SPACE a book by Philip Bono and Kenneth Gatland published in 1971. The book is full of beautiful illustrations of proposed space programs from the USA, Europe and the UK. Music: Voices by All India Radio from The Silent Surf available from iTunes: http://geni.us/3oJi CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allindiaradio
Published on Jul 22, 2013
JFK’s Moon Speech, as presented by the Festival of Curiosity (festivalofcuriosity.ie) during Rick O’Shea’s panel on JFK’s space legacy on 17 July.
Published on Oct 7, 2007
JFK’s eternal speech at Rice University on September 12th, 1962 setting the goal of the space race during the 1960’s
Published on Aug 27, 2008
“We choose to go to the Moon” As we sit at the precipice of a new era of exploration, I thought it appropriate to revisit the original inspiration and rationale for the first lunar exploration program as so eloquently stated by John F. Kennedy. The original speech by JFK was held in Houston, TX at the Rice Stadium in the fall of 1962. “Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, ‘Because it is there.’ Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.” -John F. Kennedy, Rice University, Sept. 12, 1962
Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics
Published on Jul 15, 2015
Nominate a public servant who’s changed your community today: bit.ly/1BeGanh On July 15th, 1960, Democratic nominee and Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy hoped to inspire both his party and the nation with a rousing speech on the “New Frontiers” that stood before the U.S. Today, to honor his courage and vision, the Harvard Institute of Politics, in coordination with the JFK Presidential Library, presents the New Frontier Awards to two exceptional public servants every year.
Published on Mar 7, 2016
Created as part of a blogpost entitled: “If History Could Speak: America Needs Leadership, Not Salesmanship” (http://www.themaproom.space/blog/2016…).
Excerpted from John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech for the Democratic Nomination for President on July 15, 1960. Music: “First Step” by Hans Zimmer from “Interstellar” soundtrack (2014).