In response to being told that John Bardeen had strongly opposed the space program and had advised Kennedy not to go to the moon.
Space has not changed but technology has, in many cases, improved dramatically. A good example is digital technology where today's cell phones are far more powerful than the computers on the Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module that we used to navigate to the moon and operate all the spacecraft control systems.Neil Armstrong
I am comfortable with my level of public discourse.Neil Armstrong
Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. Pilots generally take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle.Neil Armstrong
I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.Neil Armstrong
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.Neil Armstrong
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
That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.Neil Armstrong
I’ll not assert that it was a diversion which prevented a war, but nevertheless, it was a diversion.Neil Armstrong
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