Click the arrow to watch President John F. Kennedy's speech at Rice University on September 12, 1962.
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his historic speech at Rice University promoting his Moon program.
The best book on this era is John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon by John M. Logsdon. Click here to read my review.
UPDATE September 12, 2012 1:45 PM EDT — The Rice University Office of Public Affairs has posted on YouTube this video on the 50th anniversary:
Click the arrow to watch the Rice University documentary.
The Houston Chronicle published this article on September 9 about the anniversary.
UPDATE September 13, 2012 — Here's a Rice University article with photos of last night's 50th anniversary event.