One of the US presidents got a letter asking him about the appropriateness of the space program. Who was this president, what did he say?
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It was "Moonlight Speech" by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, which took place in Houston, Texas, on September 12, 1962.
Then he said: "We aspire to conquer space simply because there is one. The universe, the solar system, the moon is an unexplored world that gives us hope for new knowledge and well-being"