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Neil Armstrong

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  • Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.

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

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

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  • This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

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

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

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

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  • Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Research is creating new knowledge.

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

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  • Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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