Fascinating example of alternate history; Richard Nixon’s draft speech informing the nation that the 1969 Apollo 11 moon mission has been lost with all hands. Oddly, it parodies/rips off Rupert Brooke’s The Soldier;
Curious. Fields have corners: planetoids don’t, Dick.
Addendum: Fascinatingly, the astronauts weren’t supplied with cyanide capsules to kill themselves in case they got stuck on the moon – the scientists reasoned that a much quicker suicide was simply to take their helmets off!