Record Album, "We Came in Peace for All Mankind," 1969

Summary

This milestone in space exploration began with President John F. Kennedy's request to increase funding for the U.S. space program on May 25 1961, "Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs." He stated, "I believe 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."

This milestone in space exploration began with President John F. Kennedy's request to increase funding for the U.S. space program on May 25 1961, "Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs." He stated, "I believe 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."

Artifact

Phonograph record

Date Made

1969

Subject Date

1960-1969

Creators

Decca Records (Firm) 

MCA Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Made by Decca Records, a division of MCA Inc., New York, New York.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.50.42

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Martin A. Glynn.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 12.375 in.  (record cover)

Width: 12.375 in.  (record cover)

Diameter: 12 in.  (record)

Inscriptions

Front of record cover: WE CAME / IN PEACE / FOR ALL / MANKIND / A RECORDED HISTORY / OF SPACE EXPLORATION / AND THE TRIUMPH / OF THE LUNAR LANDING

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