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Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to tát indicate the correct answer to tát each of the questions.

Exactly 50 years ago, humanity stepped foot on the surface of the Moon for the first time. It was a miracle, and one made ví powerful because it was ví very unlikely. It was hailed as an incredible success. But the chance of failure was such that authorities had to tát prepare for the possibility of losing the astronauts. Those preparations offer a humbling insight into how risky that mission was, and how high the stakes were. Probably the most potent document from those preparations is the speech that would have been used to tát hail the bravery of the astronauts as they were left to tát their death on the Moon.

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It was written to tát announce to tát the world that the astronauts had been lost, and that the Moon mission was a failure. After it was read, the two astronauts would be given a ceremony something lượt thích the burial at sea, but one entirely without precedent. The document was hidden for many years – unused, it was "quietly tucked away into the record" after the astronauts returned trang chủ, as the National Archive that now holds it notes. But over time it became public, after being revealed by the man who wrote it, and is now available for the public to tát read.

It was prepared in the case that the astronauts and their moon lander failed to tát get back to tát the main craft that was floating around in the Moon's orbit ready to tát bring them trang chủ, and contained Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's colleague Michael Collins. In that case, it was most likely that those pioneering explorers would not lose their lives in a single spectacular moment. Instead, they would most likely be stranded, stuck 250,000 miles from Earth with no way of getting back trang chủ. "If they couldn't get back safely, they'd have to tát be abandoned on the moon, left to tát die there," speechwriter William Safire said in 1999. "The men would either have to tát starve to tát death or commit suicide."

In the kết thúc, and despite some very anxious moments, the crew would explore the lunar surface and come back down safely. That meant that, instead of announcing their loss, Nixon could instead share in the astronaut's success. In one of the most famous moments of the mission, he spoke to tát them in a phone đường dây nóng that was beamed around the world. He recognised the triumph of their achievement, and wished them safety for their return.

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Which of the following could be the main topic of the passage?

A. The successful landing on the Moon surface.

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B. The anxiety for losing the astronauts on the flight to tát the Moon.

C. The preparations for an incredible success of the astronauts

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D. The speech prepared for the Moon landing failure.