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Neil Armstrong Quotes About Earth, Space, On the Moon, Death, Leadership & Inspirational! Neil Armstrong was an astronaut, military pilot, and educator, the first man to walk On the Moon. He was On August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He started at Purdue University in 1947 on a Navy scholarship to study aeronautical engineering. His service in the Korean War and graduation from college led him to join NASA. During his time with this government agency, he served in various capacities, including as a test pilot and an engineer.

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In 1962, Armstrong became a member of NASA’s astronaut program. In 1969, Armstrong had to confront an even more significant challenge. In 1969, he was on NASA’s first human-crewed moon mission with Michael Collins and Edwin E “Buzz” Aldrin. On July 16, 1969, the trio went into space. The Apollo 11 craft returned to the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii after its mission on July 24, 1969.

After resigning from NASA in 1971, Armstrong continued serving as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics. During the 1986 Challenger accident, Armstrong served as vice chairman of the Presidential Commission. Even though Armstrong was one of the most famous astronauts in history, he kept a low profile.

In 2005, the official biography First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the legendary astronaut, was published. In addition to interviewing Armstrong and his family and friends, the memoir was written by James R. Hansen. On August 25, 2012, Armstrong, 82, passed away. Immediately after Armstrong’s death, news of his death spread worldwide. Among those paying tribute to the late space pioneer was President Obama, who said, “Neil was regarded as the greatest of American heroes – not only in his time but of all time.”

Best Neil Armstrong Quotes

1. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

2. “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

3. “I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.” – Neil Armstrong

4. “I was elated, ecstatic, and extremely surprised that we were successful.” – Neil Armstrong

5. “I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.” – Neil Armstrong

6. “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

7. “I can honestly say – and it’s a big surprise to me – that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.” – Neil Armstrong

8. “The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time and a lot of travel.” – Neil Armstrong

9. “Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.” – Neil Armstrong

10. “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

11. “NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve.” – Neil Armstrong

12. “I put up my thumb, and it blotted out the planet Earth.” – Neil Armstrong

13. “I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.” – Neil Armstrong

14. “People love conspiracy theories.” – Neil Armstrong

15. “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

16. “Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines.” – Neil Armstrong

17. “Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.” – Neil Armstrong

18. “I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium.” – Neil Armstrong

19. “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

20. “Here, men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD.” – Neil Armstrong

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