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Reference to the "sea" in "To the Moon"

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We Choose to Go to the Moon, John F. Kennedy, 1962

Kennedy, John F. "We Choose to Go to the Moon." The Nation's Space Effort. Rice Stadium, Rice University, Houston, Texas. 12 Sept. 1962. Er.jsc.nasa.gov. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The phrase "set sail on this new sea" in line 90 does all of the following EXCEPT

A

describe the space race by using a metaphor.

B

express concern about a troubling possibility.

C

emphasize America's past failures.

D

suggest a connection between similar unknowns to be explored.

E

make a reference to a familiar place where conflicts have occurred.