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To Be Continued…

27 Feb 2013, 21:16 UTC
To Be Continued…
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Because technology developed for space exploration and the research conducted in space can make huge contributions toward solving many of the problems facing our planet.

“There is no escaping our obligations: our moral obligations as a wise leader and good neighbor in the interdependent community of free nations…”
– John F. Kennedy, Nov. 3, 1961 in establishing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
I have often expressed the strong belief that the technology developed for space exploration and the research conducted in space can make huge contributions toward solving many of the problems facing our planet. Beginning tomorrow, I will act on that belief and go “on loan” to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While there, I will help apply space technology to the challenges facing the developing world.
President Kennedy’s landmark speech at Rice University a little more than 51 years ago shifted the U.S. space program into high gear. “We Choose To Go To The Moon” became the mantra that set our nation on a peaceful path of space exploration and scientific achievement for the betterment of all humanity. A few weeks after the Rice speech, and with the same spirit of ...

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