Neil Armstrong: In the Words of a Hero

Neil Armstrong inside the space shuttle
"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."

“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.”

"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."

"I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work."

"Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird."

“Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.” 

“That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” 

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