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viewpoints 27a&b - Modern America Viewpoints: 27A &...

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Modern America Before we sent the first man into space, the American people needed to decide if the costs were worth it. John F. Kennedy’s viewpoint is for allocating more money to the space program, while Carl Dreher is on the opposing side. Kennedy describes how he would like congress to allow for $531 million dollars with in the next year, with more coming the next few years. He gives many reasons for wanting this money. He describes how with the launch of sputnik we started the race for space, and that the only way to pull ahead of the soviets would be to use our intellect and put most of our resources into the race. He states “ I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal… of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” 1 Kennedy then goes on to explain that “First I believe that this action should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safety to earth. No single space project into his period will be
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