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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Neil Armstrong on history, space, man, belief, moon, dream, Eagle, landed, flying, mankind, future, research and achievement.

8 Inspiring Quotes By Neil Armstrong

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American astronaut

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05 August 1930 AD

Died On
25 August 2012 AD

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Wapakoneta

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82

Neil Alden Armstrong was a renowned American astronaut, aerospace engineer, test pilot, naval aviator and professor besides being the first person to walk on the moon. He worked with the ‘U.S Navy’ and the ‘National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’, before joining the ‘NASA Astronaut Corps’ in 1962. He is remembered for his work with NASA and for being the commander of the Apollo 11 flight to moon. Armstrong spent around 150 minutes outside his aircraft during that voyage and needless to say, that remains his greatest legacy in spite of the fact that he had achieved a lot in his life besides that. Following the Apollo flight Armstrong became a professor and also voiced the character of Dr Jack Morrow and hosted an aviation history documentary titled, ‘First Flights With Neil Armstrong’. Here is a compilation of comments and thoughts that he expressed from landing on the Moon, space travel, life and dreams. Following are the famous quotes and thoughts by Neil Armstrong, the distinguished astronaut and American hero.

Each book holds an experience and an adventure." [Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971]

- Neil Armstrong

Good luck, Mr. Gorsky

- Neil Armstrong

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

- Neil Armstrong

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

- Neil Armstrong

Shoot for the stars but if you happen to miss shoot for the moon instead.

- Neil Armstrong

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

- Neil Armstrong

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

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