In case the moon landing had failed

August 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

I didn’t realize that a speech to be given by Richard President Nixon had already been outlined in case the moon landing attempt had failed.


Category: American Culture

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jim Razinha says:

    I’ve got a book titled Almost History: Close Calls, Plan B’s, and Twists of Fate in America’s Past by Roger Bruns that has Nixon’s speech and about a hundred other excerpts grouped under the headings: “Planning for the Worst”, “Forks in the Road”, “Fortuitous Occurrences”, “Close Calls”, “Twists of Irony”, “Plans Thwarted”, “Opportunities Missed; Warnings Unheeded”, “Vagaries of War”, “Code-Breaking Consequences”, “Slippery Truth”, “Urban Legends” and “Lousy Predictions”.

    I had forgotten it until I saw this post. Refresher time…

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