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Neil Armstrong (Astronaut)

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges....
Neil Armstrong nature
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.
Neil Armstrong nature
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong quote
That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong man
The exciting part for me, as a pilot, was the landing on the moon ... Walking on the lunar surface was very interesting, but it was something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable.
Neil Armstrong art
I am comfortable with my level of public discourse.
Neil Armstrong comfort
The exciting part for me, as a pilot, was the landing on the moon. That was the time that we had achieved the national goal of putting Americans on the moon. The landing approach was, by far, the most difficult and challenging part of the flight. Walking on the lunar surface was very interesting, but it was something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable. So the feeling of elation accompanied the landing rather than the walking.
Neil Armstrong time
Space has not changed but technology has, in many cases, improved dramatically. A good example is digital technology where today's cell phones are far more powerful than the computers on the Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module that we used to navigate to the moon and operate all the spacecraft control systems.
Neil Armstrong change
Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. Pilots generally take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle.
Neil Armstrong joy
There can be no great accomplishment without risk.
Neil Armstrong men
I’ll not assert that it was a diversion which prevented a war, but nevertheless, it was a diversion.
Neil Armstrong war
A century hence, 2000 may be viewed as quite a primitive period in human history. It’s something to hope for. ... I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body , transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow. As an engineer, I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.
Neil Armstrong love
It's a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the United States but men of peace of all nations, and with interests and the curiosity and with the vision for the future.
Neil Armstrong peace
US Presidentspoke to Aldrin and Armstrong during their walk on the surface of the moon (20 July 1969) -
Neil Armstrong moon
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong man
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong desire
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.
Neil Armstrong art
Research is creating new knowledge.
Neil Armstrong knowledge
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.
Neil Armstrong humanity
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.
Neil Armstrong you
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.
Neil Armstrong art
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.
Neil Armstrong success
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong man
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.
Neil Armstrong nature
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.
Neil Armstrong future
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
Neil Armstrong joy
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.
Neil Armstrong art
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
Neil Armstrong art
Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.
Neil Armstrong
I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Neil Armstrong art
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
Neil Armstrong science
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.
Neil Armstrong work
I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.
Neil Armstrong will
Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
Neil Armstrong wonder
I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
Neil Armstrong art
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.
Neil Armstrong memories
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.
Neil Armstrong art
The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on Earth.
Neil Armstrong art
Liftoff! We have a liftoff...
Neil Armstrong
That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
neil armstrong man
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and Im damned if Im going to use up mine running up and down a street.
neil armstrong art
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.
neil armstrong success
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.
neil armstrong future
If that’s there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.
neil armstrong art
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.
neil armstrong time
Gliders, sailplanes, they are wonderful flying machines. Its the closest you can come to being a bird.
Neil Armstrong wonder
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of mans desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong desire
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 didnt feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong art
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
Neil Armstrong society
Its 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. Its an interesting place to be. I recommend it.
Neil Armstrong art
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
Neil Armstrong joy
Research is creating new knowledge.
Neil Armstrong knowledge
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
Neil Armstrong science
The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
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.
Neil Armstrong humanity
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
Neil Armstrong time
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong man
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.
Neil Armstrong people
Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, thats when something snaps up and bites you.
Neil Armstrong you
Yeah, I wasnt chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasnt planned by anyone.
Neil Armstrong art
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.
Neil Armstrong memories
Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.
Neil Armstrong
Gliders, sail planes, theyre wonderful flying machines. Its the closest you can come to being a bird.
Neil Armstrong wonder
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
Neil Armstrong art
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I dont intend to waste any of mine.
Neil Armstrong art
I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I dont intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Neil Armstrong art
I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.
Neil Armstrong achieve
I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.
Neil Armstrong work
I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
Neil Armstrong art
I think were going to the moon because its in the nature of the human being to face challenges. Its by the nature of his deep inner soul... were required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Neil Armstrong nature
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
Neil Armstrong success
If thats there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.
Neil Armstrong art
Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong man

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