Neil Armstrong quotes
1930 - 2012, American astronaut
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
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.
Thank you, Mr. President. 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.
There can be no great accomplishment without risk.
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
The earth is quite beautiful from space... from the moon; looks quite small and remote.
The goal is far more than just going faster and higher and further. Our goal, indeed our
responsibility, is to develop new options for future generations - options in expanding human
knowledge, exploration, human settlements and resource development, outside in the
universe around us.
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.