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8 reasons to remember Neil Armstrong

In honour of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, who died on Saturday at the age of 82, Kipp brings you eight of his most memorable quotes.

August 26, 2012 10:32 by

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

  • It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
    -Neil Armstrong

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  • The Eagle has landed.
    -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

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  • I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.
    -Neil Armstrong

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  • Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
    -Neil Armstrong

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  • There can be no great accomplishment without risk.
    -Neil Armstrong

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