Lunar Encore Leads to First Precision Extraterrestrial Landing

In an address to Congress in 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to “land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth” before the end of the decade. With the flight of Apollo 12, 45 years ago this month, NASA achieved that goal a second time.

Origen: Lunar Encore Leads to First Precision Extraterrestrial Landing