Neil Armstrong, American Hero has died, he was 82 years old. Rather than wallow in the sadness of his passing, I want to instead focus on his bravery. In a letter released just last week, Richard Nixon’s speechwriter, William Safire wrote a speech and talking points for the president in the event the 1969 Moon Landing mission went awry.
Armstrong and his fellow crewmen were all prepared to lay down their lives for science. This speech demonstrates the gravity (crowd groans) of the situation.
Sweet Dreams Lieutenant Armstrong, may you land among those glorious stars you navigated for mankind and science.