July 18, 1969. William Safire prepared a speech:
HT: Gawker, via Boing Boing via Tim Watts
In the words of one commenter: I can imagine Safire writing this, privately pondering the etymological connections of lunar and lunacy. In a genre that requires weight and sober rhythm, it is beyond effective.
In the words of another: Did Bowie get an advance copy?
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING: The first man on the moon, Guardian July 2009
ALSO RECOMMENDED, AUSTRALIA'S EXCLUSIVE: An audience with Neil Armstrong
. July 20, 1969. Let's remember
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. I think it's going to be a long, long time... space shuttle edition