Think Richard Nixon’s famous, unread "In Event of Moon Disaster" speech, and many others.
However it wasn’t just Presidential speechwriters who prepared for the event that the Moon-bound astronauts would not return – insurance companies had their doubts as well.
Insurers reportedly wanted to charge as much as US$50,000 (over $300,000 today) for life insurance, which was almost treble Neil Armstrong’s annual salary.
Armstrong was obviously concerned he would not be returning from space – if, indeed, he even made it off the launch pad alive – and wanted a way to provide for his family in the event he did not survive.
So he got creative.
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