What If the Apollo 11 Astronauts Were Stranded On The Moon?

When you think about it, the Apollo 11 mission to the moon was a gigantic risk. So it should not be a surprise that in addition to the celebratory speech congratulating Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on landing on the moon, Richard Nixon also had a speech prepared for if they were unable to make it back to Earth. This touching alternate speech, written by White House speechwriter William Safire, was prepared for that purpose.

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