Friday, July 16, 2004

One Very Small Step

It was 35 years ago today that NASA launched Apollo 11, leading to Neil Armstrong becoming the first man known to have set foot on the moon.

Despite the oft quoted One small step for man, his first words as he stuck his foot onto the surface were really "It's some kind of soft stuff. I can move it around with my boot." I can't find a web reference supporting this, but I clearly remember it from the live TV coverage of the landing. You'd think with half a billion other witnesses, someone would have made a web page.

The sad thing is that after five more landings, no one has been back to the moon in over 30 years.


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