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Read the speech Nixon prepared in case the Apollo 11 astronauts died on…

The 1969 moon landing was one of humanity's most impressive achievements, but there was always a chance that things could go terribly wrong. But if the worst happened, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were commended to the void of space, Nixon had a stirring speech prepared, one that celebrated the spirit of… » 1/29/12 8:00am 1/29/12 8:00am