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In honor of John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, Space Center Houston is showing off the podium where Kennedy gave his “we choose to go to the moon” speech.

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In honor of John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, Space Center Houston is showing off the podium where Kennedy gave his “we choose to go to the moon” speech.

Click through to see photos of John F. Kennedy and his

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President John F. Kennedy and vice president Lyndon B. Johnson listen to a presentation during a tour of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 11, 1962. Among those pictured are, front row, NASA administrator James Webb, LBJ, German-born rocket scientist and NASA launch operations director Kurt Debus , JFK, unidentified, and US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara . less
President John F. Kennedy and vice president Lyndon B. Johnson listen to a presentation during a tour of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 11, 1962. Among those pictured are, front row, NASA administrator James … more

Photo: Interim Archives, Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy smiles as he reaches into his pocket during a visit to the Manned Spacecraft Center (later renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center), Houston, Texas, Sept. 12, 1962.

President John F. Kennedy smiles as he reaches into his pocket during a visit to the Manned Spacecraft Center (later renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center), Houston, Texas, Sept. 12, 1962.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy is briefed by Director of Eastern Test Range Lt. Col. Dan F. Thompson (right) on a display of scale models of booster rockets and missiles at the Launch Operations Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 12, 1962. Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson looks on at far left. less
President John F. Kennedy is briefed by Director of Eastern Test Range Lt. Col. Dan F. Thompson (right) on a display of scale models of booster rockets and missiles at the Launch Operations Center in Cape … more

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy tries on a space glove as astronaut John Glenn explains its use, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy tries on a space glove as astronaut John Glenn explains its use, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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Vice President Lyndon Johnson watches as Lt. Colonel John Glenn shakes hands with President John F. Kennedy on the day Kennedy presented Glenn with NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal at Cape Canveral, Fla. in February 1962. Glenn received the award after orbiting the planet three times in his little capsule, Friendship 7. (Photo by Ralph Morse/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) less
Vice President Lyndon Johnson watches as Lt. Colonel John Glenn shakes hands with President John F. Kennedy on the day Kennedy presented Glenn with NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal at Cape Canveral, Fla. in … more

Photo: Ralph Morse, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy chats with astronaut Alan Shepard, in front of an early study of a lunar lander, during his tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy chats with astronaut Alan Shepard, in front of an early study of a lunar lander, during his tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy emerges from inside a model of the Apollo space capsule during his tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy emerges from inside a model of the Apollo space capsule during his tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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German-born American rocket scientist Werner von Braun and President John F. Kennedy tour Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 16, 1963. (Photo by NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images)

German-born American rocket scientist Werner von Braun and President John F. Kennedy tour Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 16, 1963. (Photo by NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images)

Photo: Interim Archives, Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn, his wife Annie Glenn and vice president Lyndon B. Johnson attend a presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. less
President John F. Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn, his wife Annie Glenn and vice president Lyndon B. Johnson attend a presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962 at Cape … more

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy walks with German-born rocket scientist and NASA launch operations director Kurt Debus (right) during a tour of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 11, 1962.

President John F. Kennedy walks with German-born rocket scientist and NASA launch operations director Kurt Debus (right) during a tour of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 11, 1962.

Photo: Interim Archives, Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy and vice president Lyndon Johnson chat with astronaut Gus Grissom, who is explaining the mock-up of the Gemini space capsule, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy and vice president Lyndon Johnson chat with astronaut Gus Grissom, who is explaining the mock-up of the Gemini space capsule, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy speaks at podium in front of an early study of a lunar lander as officials look on, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy speaks at podium in front of an early study of a lunar lander as officials look on, during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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Astronaut John Glenn, vice president Lyndon B. Johnson, and President John F. Kennedy stand outside the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 23, 1962.

Astronaut John Glenn, vice president Lyndon B. Johnson, and President John F. Kennedy stand outside the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 23, 1962.

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn speak at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for Glenn’s presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962.

President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn speak at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for Glenn’s presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962.

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn arrive at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for his presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962.

President John F. Kennedy and astronaut John Glenn arrive at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for his presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962.

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy speaks during John Glenn’s presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

President John F. Kennedy speaks during John Glenn’s presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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American astronaut Gordon Cooper speaks in 1963 as U.S. president John F. Kennedy and astronauts Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Walter Schirra and Scott Carpenter look on after the president’s medal presentation to the first American astronauts of NASA’s Mercury and Gemini space missions, Washington, D.C. less
American astronaut Gordon Cooper speaks in 1963 as U.S. president John F. Kennedy and astronauts Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Walter Schirra and Scott Carpenter look on after the president’s medal presentation … more

Photo: Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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President John F. Kennedy chats with astronaut Gordon Cooper during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

President John F. Kennedy chats with astronaut Gordon Cooper during his inspection tour of the Manned Space Center.

Photo: Bob Gomel, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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President John F. Kennedy congratulates astronaut Alan Shepard Jr., NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal Award recipient, as vice president Lyndon Johnson & NASA Chief James Webb look on.

President John F. Kennedy congratulates astronaut Alan Shepard Jr., NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal Award recipient, as vice president Lyndon Johnson & NASA Chief James Webb look on.

Photo: Time Life Pictures, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

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Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson (fifth from left), President John F. Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn, and his wife Annie Glenn attend a presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, 1962 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station less
Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson (fifth from left), President John F. Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn, and his wife Annie Glenn attend a presentation ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Feb. 23, … more

Photo: NBC, NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images

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