Richard Nixon

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Archivist of the United States David Ferriero speaks during the... News PhotoEvent,Exhibition,Government,Horizontal,National Archives,New,Opening Event,Politics,Richard Nixon,Talking,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPArchivist of the United States David Ferriero speaks during the opening of a new exhibit featuring objects from the US Presidency of Richard Nixon and related to the US Space program at the National Archives in Washington on January 7, 2013. The exhibit, 'Nixon and the US Space Program,' features rarely seen documents, photographs and objects representating milestones in manned spaceflight from the Nixon administration, including the telephone used by Nixon to talk with Apollo 11 astronauts after the moon landing, tongs used by Apollo 12 astronauts to collect moon rock samples and a contingency speech drafted in case of disaster during the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)