Neil Armstrong (1930-Present)

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

“Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”

“I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.”

“Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.”

“I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.”

“I guess that’s the story of flight in the 20th century: from the beginning, the very first flights at Kitty Hawk to the various, very furthest and fastest flights that man has ever made,”

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.”

“In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand,”

“The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.”

“As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.”

“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.”

“Research is creating new knowledge.”

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