What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Almost Forgot to Leave on the Moon: Apollo 11 and the Messages of Mankind
The astronauts left the Stars and Stripes, a plaque declaring “We Came in Peace for All Mankind,” and a tiny silicon disc with goodwill messages in native languages from world leaders. As U.S. State Department officials scrambled to solicit messages of goodwill from many nations, engineers used the latest technology in 1969 to enshrine the messages on material suitable for the harsh lunar environment. NASA officials also wanted to make it clear that this was an American accomplishment while balancing “good taste” from a world perspective, without implying U.S. sovereignty on the Moon.
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These are some of the topics that are explored in the acclaimed book “We Came in Peace for all Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disc” by
In a recent interview, Buzz Aldrin stated, “Neil Armstrong and I almost forgot to leave the silicon disc on the Moon, but no one should forget the messages beautifully portrayed in Rahman’s book ‘We Came in Peace for All Mankind.’ The disc will last on the lunar surface for 1000 years.”
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SOURCE Silicon Disc, LLC