Neil Armstrong Quotes (59 quotes)
First words from the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle after guiding the craft to a landing on the moon at 4:17pm EDT (20 July 1969).
Declining to be interviewed for a magazine article, quoted in Armstrong's Code by Kathy Sawyer in Washington Post Magazine (11 July 1999)
In response to being told that John Bardeen had strongly opposed the space program and had advised Kennedy not to go to the moon.
“I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.”
USC 2005 graduation
“I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.”
As quoted in "Esquire: The Magazine for Men, Volume 100" (1983), p. 118
“Contact light. Okay, engine stop. ACA out of detent. Modes control both auto, descent engine command override, off. Engine arm off. 413 is in.”
As quoted in: IEEE Spectrum, July 1994. Actual ﬁrst words said upon landing on the moon, 20 July 1969.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNeil Armstrong
Born: August 5, 1930
Died: August 25, 2012 (aged 82)
Bio: Neil Alden Armstrong is an American former NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot upon the Moon.