Feb 21, 2021
Why Space Matters Commentary by Billy Dees
This episode is a commentary by Billy Dees about why space matters to society, the economy, and the humanity of the United States and the world.
“In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.”
“There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all.”
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”
– John F. Kennedy