Congressional Space Medal of Honor

President Clinton presented the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to astronaut Jim Lovell, Commander of the Apollo 13 mission. The… read more

President Clinton presented the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to astronaut Jim Lovell, Commander of the Apollo 13 mission. The president said everyone connected with the mission understood that it was imperative to work together and to remain diligent in the face of enormous obstacles. "The words ‘failure is not an option’ have meaning far beyond that one extraordinary mission," he stated. "In many ways, they have become, for millions of Americans seeing that movie, a statement of the national purpose we all need as we move toward a new century and a new and uncharted time here on Earth." The president took a few questions from reporters on the Bosnian arms embargo resolution being debated in the Senate. close

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Congressional Space Medal of Honor

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Program ID:
66374-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 26, 1995

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  • Jul 26, 1995 | 9:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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