The Fascinating World of Time Capsules

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Goodwill Messages on Moon

Statements from leaders of 73 countries around the world has been place on the Moon. It is written on a disc about the size of 50-cent piece which is made of silicon. This message was put up by the astronauts of Apollo 11 mission.

At the top of the disc is the inscription: “Goodwill messages from around the world brought to the Moon by the astronauts of Apollo 11.” Around the rim is the statement: “From Planet Earth — July 1969”. This disc was in a sealed package placed along with some other memorial items in the shoulder pocket of Buzz Aldrin. He forgot to place the message and Neil Armstrong had to remind him.