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In Event of Moon Disaster

For the Apollo XI space flight, the President's speechwriter William Safire composed this statement on July 18, 1969. It was to be used in the event the astronauts were stranded on the Moon and could not return to Earth. Fortunately, it was never needed.

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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