Neil Armstrong Quotes

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  • Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.

  • Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Pilots naturally fly the craft in such a manner as to take advantage of its good characteristics and avoid the areas where it is not so good.

    "Landing on the Moon: Apollo 11, The Untold Story". May 27, 2009.
  • I like the aspect of technology. For me to spin the way I do, I would have to carry five crates of records with me everywhere I go, which in this day and age would be like two hundred extra dollars in baggage fees. All I need now is a hard drive and a computer and I can rock anywhere in the world.

    Technology   Two   Rocks  
  • I have been in relatively high-risk businesses all of my adult life. Few of the others, however, had the possibility of direct gains in knowledge which this one had. I have confidence in the equipment, the planning, the training. I suspect that on a risk-gain ratio, this project would compare very, very favorably with those to which I've been accustomed on the past 20 years.

    Future   Past   Years  
  • If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.

  • Figure out how to build a brand and stick by it so people know what to expect.

    People   Sticks   Figures  
  • The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.

    Neil Armstrong's remarks at the Apollo 11 30th Anniversary Press Conference at Kennedy Space Center, July 16, 1999.
  • It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.

  • The single thing which makes any man happiest is the realization that he has worked up to the limits of his ability, his capacity. It's all the better, of course, if this work has made a contribution to knowledge, or toward moving the human race a little farther forward.

    Moving   Men   Race  
  • People love conspiracy theories.

    "Neil Armstrong Opens Up In Rare Interview". "All Things Considered" with Robert Siegel, May 25, 2012.
  • The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.

    Regret   Reading   Years  
  • Society’s future will depend on a continuous improvement program for the human character. And what will that future bring? I do not know, but it will be exciting.

  • NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.

    "Neil Armstrong's last interview: rare glimpse of man and moon mission" by Paul Gallagher, August 25, 2012.
  • You've got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected.

  • It never hurts to have friends around, so that's why you'd form a crew.

    Hurt   Form   Crew  
  • Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying.

    Joy   Flying   Special  
    "In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility". Book by Francis French and Colin Burgess, September 2007.
  • Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

    Eagles   Houston   Quiet  
    In 'New York Times' 31 July 1969, p. 20
  • A picture does a great job, but it's not nearly like being there.

    Jobs   Doe   Being There  
  • I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work.

    "Neil Armstrong - First Television Interview (Part-2)". "60 minutes", 2005.
  • History will remember the twentieth century for two technological developments: atomic energy and space flight.

  • Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.

  • 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.

    Thinking   Moon   Swim  
    Neil Armstrong's remarks at the Apollo mission press conference (1969), as quoted in Norman Mailer "Of a Fire on the Moon", 1970, and in "First Man: The Life of Ronnie Petch the bender" by James R. Hansen, 2005.
  • Houston, that may have seemed like a very long final phase. The autotargeting was taking us right into a ... crater, with a large number of big boulders and rocks ... and it required ... flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.

    Rocks   Numbers   Long  
  • Geologists have a saying - rocks remember.

  • I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer - born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.

    Law   White   Pockets  
    "The Engineered Century". Neil Armstrong's remarks at the National Engineers Week on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering at the National Press Club, February 22, 2000.
  • Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.

    Fear   Emotion  
  • This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

    In New York Times 31 July 1969, p. 20
  • There are two of them up here.

    Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin (199?). “First on the Moon: The Astronauts' Own Story”, Konecky & Konecky
  • I can honestly say - and it's a big surprise to me - that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.

    Dream   Moon   Surprise  
    "Neil Armstrong Dead: First Man On The Moon Dies At 82", August 25, 2012.
  • There are places to go beyond belief.

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Neil Armstrong

  • Born: August 5, 1930
  • Died: August 25, 2012
  • Occupation: Astronaut