Speechwriting Kennedy’s moon speech 50 years later: ‘Crazy’ and unifying Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy said Americans should make it their goal to go to the moon, it’s clear he was aiming not just for space, but unity at home. By Matt WilsonMay 27, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.