Thursday, July 18, 2019

In Event Of Moon Disaster

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.  These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery.  But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

-- William Safire, in an alternative speech entitled "IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER" prepared for President Richard Nixon, to be delivered in case the Apollo 11 mission failed with astronauts on the moon, thankfully never needed, 18 July 1969

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