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

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 11:00am1/29/12 11:00am