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30 Famous Neil Armstrong Quotes On The Moon, Earth and Space

Neil Alden Armstrong (5 August 1930 – 25 August 2012) was an American astronomer and the first person to set foot on the Moon. Neil Alden Armstrong was also an aerospace engineer, naval officer, test pilot, and professor. He was in the Navy before becoming an astronaut. While in the Navy, he also took part in the Korea War. He graduated from Purudu University and then joined a Dryden Flight Research Center and flew over 900 flights as a test pilot. After serving here, he got master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Armstrong is known as the first man to step on the Moon as an astronomer on the Apollo campaign. Prior to this, he had also traveled to space during the Gemini campaign. Apollo 11 was the mission in which a manned spacecraft landed on the Moon for the first time in July 1969 and Armstrong was its commander. Here are the most famous and memorable quotes and saying by Neil Armstrong about The Moon, Earth and Space.

Neil Armstrong Quotes

  • “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
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  • “There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth’s protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “You’ve got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.”― Neil Armstrong
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famous neil armstrong quotes

“Research is creating new knowledge.”

― Neil Armstrong
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  • “People love conspiracy theories.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “History is a sequence of random events and unpredictable choices, which is why the future is so difficult to foresee.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “I would hope that history would grant me leeway for dropping the syllable and understand that it was certainly intended, even if it was not said—although it might actually have been. (2008)”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”― Neil Armstrong
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neil armstrong quotes from the book a life of flight

“Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.”

― Neil Armstrong
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  • “I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “We have no proof, But if we extrapolate, based on the best information we have available to us, we have to come to the conclusion that… other life probably exists out there and perhaps in many places.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.”― Neil Armstrong
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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.”― Neil Armstrong
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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.”― Neil Armstrong
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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.”― Neil Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong on the moon

“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
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  • “I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “The single observation I would offer for your consideration is that some things are beyond your control. You can lose your health to illness or accident. You can lose your wealth to all manner of unpredictable sources. What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles and your values. They are your most important possessions and, if carefully selected and nurtured, will well serve you and your fellow man.”― Neil Armstrong
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  • “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.”― Neil Armstrong
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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.”― Neil Armstrong
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