This artifact was one of the dozen of Apples sent into the sky in an effort to protect the Earth from the solar flare in 75010 BCE, and over time, the Apple settled on the Moon, where the artifact was subsequently retrieved from its surface by the Templars in 1969.
Apple of Eden #5 was one of the numerous artifacts created by the First Civilization to control the minds of their slave race, the humans. When the First Civilization discovered an incoming solar flare that would scorch the Earth, Jupiter, Juno and Minerva started their research into possible solutions for the flare in the Grand Temple.
The trio discovered that when enough humans sat in thrall of an Apple of Eden and told to believe, their imaginations became a reality. The First Civilization sent one Apple of Eden into the sky in hopes that they could will the threat away, by uttering the sentence "Make us safe." The first Apple of Eden was never properly placed, and the artifact's beam could not be placed to enthrall the world. They then sent a dozen of them into the sky, but none of the artifacts' direction could be controlled.
The Templars discovered one of these Apples on the Moon during the 20th century. In the 1960s, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, wanted to make a joint venture to the Moon with the Soviet Union. This made Kennedy a target of the Templars, who employed their sleeper agent Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate him. Kennedy was then succeeded by his Vice President, the Templar puppet Lyndon B. Johnson.
- Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide (2nd edition)