Photographer's Note

Jeudi 8 mars 2007

Armstrong's words are sometimes given as, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Clearly the event was of huge significance and the choice of words was quite deliberate. Armstrong maintained for some time later that he said "for a man" rather than "for man". That line was what he, with the help of his wife, had prepared in advance. The rather fuzzy tapes of the event aren't clear enough to be sure, although the 'a' does appear to be missing.

In more recent years, after listening again to the recording, Armstrong has acknowledged that he may have fluffed his line. More recently still, analysis of the tape indicates that the 'a' may have be present on the recording but is too indistinct to hear.

Picture took near Fontainebleau at the "Forêt des trois Pignons". There is a kind of desert and the footprint on the sand reminds me of that great History moment when a man touched the surface of the Moon for the first time...

See also:
Apollo 11, Lunar surface journal

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Additional Photos by Carlos DA SILVA (alentejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 31 N: 361] (1954)
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