Queen Elizabeth's Message to the Moon, as seen by the British National Archives.
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The initial reaction of the Queen is shown by the National Archives in a forthcoming blog on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
Her message was sent to a small disk carried by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It is reported that it is written, "On behalf of the British people, I congratulate the skills and courage that brought man to the moon, let this effort increase knowledge and bring mankind."
In this photo of July 20, 1969 , provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a lunar pilot, walks over the Moon during Apocolo 11's extra-corporal activity. (Neil Armstrong / NASA via AP)
The King's message is just one of 73 sent by figures and leaders from countries around the world. APOLLO 13 ASTRONAUT FRED HAISE RECORD MISSION
of documents and artifacts of that era.
According to the Archives, there is an apology from the then ambassador to the United States, John Freeman, for omitting the historic start of Apollo 11. The Guardian reportedly admitting that his absence was "a mistake," but explained that once we got up witnesses of the launch of Apollo 10 in Cape Kennedy just two months ago, "a further visit so soon after that will be a pure pleasure trip."
In this picture of July 20, 1969, made by television, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped into the moon's surface. (NASA via AP)
In addition, four exhibits of lunar dust presented to Britain by President Richard Nixon can also be seen at the exhibition