In the year of 1999 it was learned that the former president of United States, Richard NixonHe had a speech prepared for the event that a tragedy occurred with the astronauts and they did not return from their expedition to the Moon in 1969. His advisors worked to find the most appropriate words and They prepared a speech that for many decades remained hidden.
The text was titled "In case of lunar disaster", and said the following:
“Destiny has ordered that the men who went to the moon to explore it stay in it to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, they know there is no hope that they will be rescued. But they know there is hope for humanity in their sacrifice.
These two men are giving their lives in favor of truth and understanding. They will be mourned by their families, their nation, the people of the world and the Mother Earth, who sent two of his children to the unknown.
In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In these modern times, we do the same, but Our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.
Others will follow in their footsteps and return. The search for man will not stop. But they were the first, and so we will remember them in our hearts. Since every human being who looks at the Moon in every night to come you will know that there is a corner in another world that will forever be part of humanity. ”
Fortunately, the mission was a success and, instead of expressing condolences, Richard Nixon he called them from a phone in the White House in Washington, while they were on the lunar surface to congratulate them for having done this great feat.
This is certainly the most historical call that has been made since the White HouseNixon told the astronauts, more than 300,000 kilometers away. For what they have done, the heavens have become part of the world of man, and while they speak to us from that sea of tranquility, they inspire us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to the land.