PRIDE AND HUMILITY
It is with a great sense of pride as an American and with humility as a human being that I say to you today what no man have been privileged to say before: “We walked on the moon.” But the footprints at Tranquility Base belong to more than the crew of Apollo 11. They were put there by hundreds of thousands of people across this country, people in government, industry, and universities, the teams and crews that preceded us, all who strived throughout the years with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. These footprints belong to the American people and you, their representatives, who accept it and support it, the inevitable challenge of the moon. And since we came in peace for all mankind, those footprints belong also to all people of the world. As the moon shines impartially on all those looking up from our spinning earth, so do we hope the benefits of space exploration will be spread equally with a…
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