Fifty years ago, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo lunar module on the moon and became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface. Just eight years earlier, President John F. Kennedy had established a national goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
Achieving this goal, Kennedy asserted, would require unwavering leadership in the face of inevitable setbacks, long-term resource commitments, and a high degree of coordination and discipline across numerous organizations.
In this same spirit, Indiana should establish its own moonshot—a bold goal that will benefit all Hoosiers. Here’s one idea: By 2030, Indiana will be a healthy state.