On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong landed the lunar module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon. Buzz Aldrin was also aboard. Both returned home safely.
Later that same day, Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy landed his sedan in the water off Martha's Vineyard. Mary Jo Kopechne was also aboard. Only Kennedy returned safely.
According to Matt Drudge, Kennedy's son, Patrick Kennedy, a congressman from Rhode Island, narrowly avoided arrest for DUI in the wee smalls of Thursday morning, May 4, 2006, after crashing his car into a security barricade in Washington at First and C Southeast. There were no reports of any passengers, safe or otherwise.
SWNID congratulates the Kennedy family on its consistent public service, generation after generation.