one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

A phrase typically said in reference to a breakthrough or advancement of some kind. Astronaut Neil Armstrong famously said the phrase in 1969 when he became the first person to set foot on the moon. I think the self-driving car will be one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. When we find a cure for this illness, it will be one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
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And then the words came: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
A SPORTS officer from Pontypridd took one giant leap for mankind and bagged himself a new car in the latest mad-cap game show to hit our TV screens.
Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind," were transmitted via a Knowles microphone, the company said.
Bullock has complained about the skimpiness of the pants she was forced to wear in the movie, but I prefer to look at it another way - as one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon: It's perhaps the most famous phrase ever uttered by a human being: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
He worked as a draftsman, then as a Mechanical Engineer (graduating from University of Hartford) for Pratt-Whitney, Combustion Engineering/ABB, and Hamilton Standard where he was part of the team that designed the backpack breathing apparatus for man's first walk on the moon, "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.
When Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969, his broadcasted declaration, "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," became practically synonymous with his name.
And then, with an awkward little hop the first human foot landed in the lunar dust, sending a poof of it into the nearly weightless air, and the words were spoken and heard by an expectant world through the crackling static of great distance: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Alden Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, and who uttered the famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," died on August 25, 2012, at the age of eighty-two.
The astronaut described his setting foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969, as "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Armstrong strode into the history books on July 20, 1969 when he became the first person to walk on the moon, famously calling it "one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.
As he stepped on the dusty surface, Armstrong said: ""That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.
Armstrong stepped down from the ladder of an Apollo moon lander and onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, with the words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
We celebrate the space program as one giant leap for mankind.
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