Re: Kennedy's assassination is probably the only reason we walked on the Moon
Try again, the Russians looked seriously at sending cosmonauts to the moon but concluded it was too dangerous and developed a lead in rovers and sample return missions. The Russians have their own moon rocks and regolith. Returned by semi-autonomous robots.
The Americans were considered by the Russians to be very cavalier with the lives of their astronauts.
You have to slough off the Cold War spectacles which says the Soviets cared nothing for their people. Sting needn't have bothered, the Russians adore their children and spoil them rotten.