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Fly Me To the Moon

On November 21, 1962, the White House Cabinet Room became the setting for a pivotal and volatile meeting on the course of the U.S. space program. The main participants in the meeting were President John F. Kennedy and James Webb, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. At issue was the very purpose of NASA and its Apollo program, the project that sought to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

Date:  Nov 21, 1962
Time:  10:00
Participants:  John Kennedy, James Webb, Robert Seamans, Hugh Dryden, Jerome Wiesner
Conversation Number:  Tape 63A

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