He held up the small partially painted rock in his right hand and looked at it as he stated, “This is a rock from my home planet.”
He then explained what planet he happened to be from. I could not fully understand the name, but he definitely did not say earth… it was the name of someone or something. I guess that mysterious name would be his mysterious home planet.
After the click of my shutter he disappeared into the dense crowd of downtown Nashville and into the night.
Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort, September 12, 1962:
U.S. President John F. Kennedy said in a speech about space exploration, “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again.”