Apollo Anniversary: Moon Landing “Inspired World”

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 16, 2004   View Article

On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. ET, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped off the “Eagle” onto the surface of the moon and said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Thirty-five years later, Steven Dick, NASA’s chief historian at the space agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., said that a thousand years from now, that step may be considered the crowning achievement of the 20th century.

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