One Small Step for…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 2, 2006 in Science |

The correct quote is much more powerful:

Armstrong ‘got Moon quote right’

For nearly 40 years Neil Armstrong has been accused of fluffing his lines during his first steps on the Moon. On tapes of the Moon landings, he appears to drop the “a” from the famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” But new analysis of the tapes has proved Mr Armstrong right after all. Computer programmer Peter Shann Ford used audio analysis software to show that the missing “a” was blotted out by transmission static.

…but reading about this reminds me that it’s been a long time since we’ve been on the moon. As a child I would have expected to see a Mars landing by 2006.

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