Man on the Moon

A speech prepared in the event of the unimaginable happening during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission has recently surfaced. The document was prepared by President Nixon's speech writer for the President to read should The Eagle be unable to leave the surface of the moon.

It is a hauntingly somber speech. One I am glad we are only learning about today.

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the Moon to explore in peace will stay on the Moon to rest in peace.

Link - via regalbeagles

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by no not that alex.

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This reminds me of the speech Dwight Eisenhower kept in his pocket in case the D-Day landings failed.

“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
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You have no idea the amount of information is boxed up and archived. It's not a surprise to me that it's not digital concidering that Nixon didn't like computers in his administation and felt they would never make it into common use. Lots of information out there that is classified, much of it doesn't really need to be.
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