Digital: Ex Post

August 09, 2005

White House "Lost In Space" Scenarios

White House "Lost In Space" Scenarios - August 8, 2005: "Though the July 1969 mission proved a success, President Richard Nixon's aides devised a contingency plan in case astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and their lunar module) were somehow stranded on the moon. In the below memo, drafted two days before the Eagle landed, aide William Safire provided Nixon with a short speech to be delivered 'In Event of Moon Disaster.'"

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