by Michelle Lovegrove Thomson on February 15, 2012
Take a moment to read this memo, delightfully sourced from the “American Originals” exhibition by The National Archives. Written by President Nixon’s speechwriter William Safire, it addresses the possiblity that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would be killed or marooned during their mission, and aims to narrativize their deaths in tones of national pride, humanity’s undeniable desire for exploration, and honour, as would be expected.
They will be
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