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All About Neil Armstrong , Words of Wisdom

When it comes to famous words of astronauts, who can beat Neil Armstrong’s “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” As the first man to walk on the Moon, a lot of people took notice to the things he said and accomplishment he was able to achieve. In this article, you will encounter some of his words of wisdom, thoughts, and quotes.

“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.”

“If that’s there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.”

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

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

“It will be expensive, it will take a lot of energy and a complex spacecraft. But I suspect that even though the various questions are difficult and many, they are not as difficult and many as those we faced when we started the Apollo (space program) in 1961.”

“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.”

“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. “

“Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird.”
 
“I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.”
 
“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
 
“I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.”
 
“In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand. “
 
“It’s a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.”

“Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.”

“Research is creating new knowledge.”

“The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.”

“Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and bites you.”

“Yeah, I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn’t planned by anyone.”