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Willie-O BS: The real first words on the the moon??? (52* d) RE: BS: The real first words on the the moon??? 08 Jul 09

I remember thinking "The Eagle has landed" made a lot more sense although I didn't care for the patriotic/imperialist sound of it.

As I understand what you're alluding to, the "one small step" comment was scripted in advance as"one small step for a man", but Armstrong was nervous and just said "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", which made no sense. It was an impressive technological achievement but they shoulda hired a better speechwriter. He kept it short, I'll give him that.

So #3 was the next sentence heard, when he was definitely standing on the moon's surface? I've never heard it before but I kind like it.   

Can't see as it makes much difference. Once they were sitting on the moon's surface, in physical contact with it, they were there. Stepped out of the lander onto the surface, there was still footgear between him and the moon.   If he took off his boots to run barefoot in the dust, well, that just wouldn't work.


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