JFK Asks Congress for Moon Money

In this video President JF Kennedy presents his Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs. This address includes the famous quote "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."

President Kennedy asked Congress for significant additional funds for the lunar project which was subsequently granted.

See also: JFK's Moon speech at Rice University, 1962