JFK's Forgotten Joint Moon Mission Proposal with the USSR



On September 20, 1963, the President John F. Kennedy stood at the podium before the U.N. General Assembly and suggested that the United States and the Soviet Union should work together in a joint space mission in order to reach the moon. This now long forgotten proposal came at a time when Cold War tensions between the United States and the USSR had been heated for decades. After all, the struggle wasn't simply about national pride and patriotism. The stakes were so high and the competition was so extraordinarily fierce because two completely incompatible political and economic ideologies were on trial: capitalism and communism. And in a race like this, there's no medal for second place.


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