What would have happened if *gulp* Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin hadn’t ever made it off the moon?

Luckily President Nixon’s speech writer, William Safire — who passed away this week aged 79 — was prepared with a speech in the event of any Apollo 11 astronaut strandings. And a careful note to call the “widows-to-be” before publicly announcing their deaths.

Note: read the below in a booming voice.

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via Gawker

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