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Dec. 2, 1963 - Adlai Stevenson Statement on Space Race

Dec. 2, 1963 - The United States called on the Soviet Union today for a first small step toward joint exploration of the Moon. In a policy statement, the first on space from President Johnson's Administration, Adlai Stevenson said he was authorized to renew the offer for a joint lunar expedition that President Kennedy propose at the U.N. last September. "If giant steps cannot be taken at once, we hope that shorter ones can," Mr. Stevenson, U.S. delegate to the U.N., told the Political Committee of the General Assembly in opening the space debate.

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