NASA, Rice University Mark 60th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Moon Speech Streamed live on Sep 12, 2022 – Join leaders from NASA and Rice University as we commemorate President John F. Kennedy’s historic “We choose to go to the Moon…” speech. That address, before a crowd of 35,000 on Sept. 12, 1962, set NASA and our country on the path to explore worlds beyond our own. Participants will include: NASA Administrator Bill Nelson NASA Associate Administrator Bob Cabana NASA’s Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche NASA astronaut Shannon Walker Rice University President Reggie DesRoches Rice Space Institute Director Dr. David Alexander, Rice Space Institute (master of ceremonies) Retired ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien Avalon Hogans, Houston’s youth poet laureate Read an excerpt from the 1962 speech at… Credit: NASA