London, July 20 (ANI): The details of the messages of peace from world leaders left on the Moon in a tiny silicon disk on the lunar surface in 1969 have been released.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the silicon disk was left underneath the US flag that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin planted on the Moon's surface when the Apollo 11 mission reached the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Some of the most noteworthy messages are:
"On behalf of the British people, I salute the skill and courage which have brought man to the moon. May this endeavour increase the knowledge and well-being of mankind," wrote The Queen of the United Kingdom (UK).
"On this unique occasion when man traverses outer space to set foot on Earth's nearest neighbour, Moon, I send my greetings and good wishes to the brave astronauts who have launched on this great venture. I fervently hope that this event will usher in an era of peaceful endeavour for all mankind," wrote Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India.
"In rejoicing together with the government and the people of the United States of America for the event of the century, I pray God that this brilliant achievement of science remain always at the service of peace and of mankind," wrote Artur da Costa e Silva, president of Brazil.
"The age-old dream of man to cut his bonds to planet Earth and reach for the stars has given him not only wings, but also the intellect and the intrepid spirit which has enabled him to overcome formidable barriers and accomplish extraordinary feats in the exploration of the unknown, culminating in this epochal landing on the Moon," wrote Ferdinand Marcos, president of the Philippines.
"Man has reached out and touched the tranquil moon. May that high accomplishment allow man to rediscover the Earth and find peace there," wrote Pierre Elliott Trudeau, prime minister of Canada.
"May He whose glory the heavens declare grant that mankind may grow in the knowledge of His purposes as we probe into the secrets of His universe," wrote Hugh Lawson Shearer, prime minister of Jamaica.
"On this occasion when Mr. Neil Armstrong and Colonel Edwin Aldrin set foot for the first time on the surface of the Moon from the Earth, we pray the Almighty God to guide mankind towards ever increasing success in the establishment of peace and the progress of culture, knowledge and human civilization," wrote Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shahanshah of Iran. (ANI)