A friend passed this History News post with a comment.
The segment was obviously completed shortly after JFK’s death. I think it’s interesting that it notes JFK wanted to use the space race to bring Russia and the US together. It surprised me that this strategy was common knowledge although he had told the UN previously he hoped we could work together to get to the moon. It’s pretty obvious JFK was trying to end the dangerous and wasteful Cold War and enter into coopetition with an adversary.