I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project…will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more important…”
–President John F. Kennedy, May 1961
A friend of mine pointed out over the long holiday weekend that we’re just days away from that point. And I wish I had realized it earlier, so that I could have decided to do something worthy “before this decade is out.” As it is, I’ll be happy making good New Year’s Eve plans before the decade is out. Alas. Probably too late to go to the moon.