Armstrong vindicated after all these years

Update Wikipedia (already done)! Rewrite the history books (that might take a little longer)! It turns out that Neil Armstrong really did say:

That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.

Recent computer analysis of the recording has discovered the ‘a’, spoken so quickly that listeners to 1969-quality recordings could not hear it. However, the indefinite article is definitely there, proving that Armstrong was right all these years in claiming that he said it the way it was meant to be said.

It may seem to be a small thing, but confirmation that one of the most momentous lines in history wasn’t duffed George Bush-style is important to some. Most importantly it is corrected as part of the legacy that Neil Armstrong will leave behind, and by all accounts he was as precise a man as could be chosen to make such a critical statement. That he would fly all the way to the moon and then fluff a line is almost inconceivable, and now we know it just simply isn’t true. He said exactly what he meant to say.

Go Neil. You did mankind proud.


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