Is Neil Armstrong’s Famous Quote a Misquote?
This Saturday, we are celebrating a very important event in American history. It'll be the 50th anniversary of the very first walk on the moon. July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
Some believe it was a hoax but that's another story for another day. We know quite a lot about the event but here's some things that you may not know.
You probably know that the Apollo XI was a crew of three: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Did you know Aldrin piloted the lunar module and it only had 40 seconds of fuel left when they landed?
Did you know when Armstrong walked down the ladder at 10:56 p.m. Eastern, his pulse registered at 160 beats a minute?
Here's the last one: Armstrong uttered these now-immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Or did he? Depending on what you want to believe but communication was lost for a split second between "for" and "man."
He apparently said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." You be the judge if he said [a] or not here.
It's also rumored that he said "Moonwalk?, I'll show you a moonwalk!!!" Okay that one is definitely not true.
I was only four years old, so I don't really remember this special event. What do you remember about that day?