The man who issued the challenge was President John F Kennedy
We choose to go to the moon........the words of President John F Kennedy on September 12th 1962 - and less than 7 years later - we were there.
I've made some comments on how important Australia was in delivering on JFK's promise
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Incredible that the computer power on board Apollo 11 was less than that of a modern day smart-phone!