Secret Presidential "Just In Case" Speech Revealed If Moon Mission Failed

Most Americans didn't know 50 years ago that the Lunar lander on the historic Apollo 11 mission only had about 30 seconds of fuel left before the crew landed on the moon. After Neil Armstrong transmitted a safe landing on "Tranquility Base," Mission Control responded with a message of relief. "Roger, Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue...we're breathing again, thanks a lot."

Back in July of 1969, this was a very daring and dangerous landing. So risky in fact, there was a "just in case" speech written for President Richard Nixon. Entitled "IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER," the speech would address Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's widows, as well as the nation. An excerpt reads, "Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace."

Fortunately, the speech was never needed. Click the link to see it.

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