What Nixon would have said if the first manned moon landing had failed

By Abraham Piper

Two days before Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong stepped into the history books, presidential speech writer William Safire sent a memo to Nixon’s Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman. The dispatch contained prepared remarks for the president in case NASA’s mission failed and the astronauts were left stranded to die on the moon…

(via The Atlantic, Bits and Pieces)