34 Famous Quotes by Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon. His historic mission on Apollo 11, which took place on July 20, 1969, was a major achievement in the history of space exploration, and it helped to inspire a generation of scientists and engineers. Armstrong's bravery and dedication to the exploration of space continue to inspire people around the world, and his legacy as a pioneer of space exploration is firmly established. (Neil Armstrong Biography).

Neil Armstrong Famous Quotes

1. "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

2. "I can honestly say - and it's a big surprise to me - that I have never had a dream about being on the moon."

3. "Research is creating new knowledge."

4. "I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."

5. "I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine."

6. "In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand."

7. "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."

8. "People love conspiracy theories."

9. "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."

10. "I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium."

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

12. "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"

13. "Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."

14. "The Eagle has landed."

15. "Geologists have a saying - rocks remember."

16. "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."

17. "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."

18. "Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying."

19. "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."

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

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

22. "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer."

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

24. "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."

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

26. "I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did."

27. "I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful."

28. "All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight."

29. "I'm substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They're sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they're hitting back and forth."

30. "NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people."

31. "We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job, and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected."

32. "I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth."

33. "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."

34. "If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it."

― Neil Armstrong Quotes

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