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“In Event Of Moon Disaster”: Memorium For Neil & Buzz

by 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.

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