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.
See also: giant, leap, mankind, one, small, step
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Let's think big on the environment so we don't just take one small step for man, but rather one giant leap for mankind.
And then the words came: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
American Neil Armstrong took a step and declared: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
One small step for man, one huge stride for Kylie, and it's not surprising in those billowing trews.
An Ardbeg spokesman said: "This is one small step for man but one giant leap for whisky.
The researchers wanted to help answer the question of whether Armstrong said, as he claimed, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind"--or did Armstrong leave the word "a" out and say, "That's one small step for man .
More than a third of respondents said that Armstrong's immortal words, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', was one moment they would like to see again.
Neil Armstrong uttered the words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Armstrong booked his place in history on July 20, 1969, when stepping onto the moon's surface and uttering the immortal words: "That's one small step for 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.
His historic words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" became one of the most famous quotes.
He was one of the 20th centuries most recognised names following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface in 1969, and was responsible for one of history's most noted quotes: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
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I suppose," the fictional Armstrong said, "it really was one small step for man, one giant lie for mankind.