one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

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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As Armstrong's boots pressed into the dust on the Moon's surface, he delivered an unforgettable message: 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' His words have resonated around the globe and through the years to embolden dreamers and future explorers and to draw their attention to the power and the possibility of the boundless wonders of space.
Armstrong said upon stepping down the ladder of the Saturn V rocket, "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Those who don't know it, the moon, according to Wikipedia, is "neither a planet nor a star.
A little over six hours later, at 0256 GMT, Armstrong placed his left foot on the lunar surface, declaring: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
flag, with Earth in the background and the words, "One small step for man, ONE GIANT LEAP for mankind. Moon 1969."
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind neil armstrong ON SETTING FOOT ON MOON
IT WAS one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind as American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon.
MARION MCMULLEN turns back the clock to 1969 to the era of Moon landings, bed-ins and Monty Python IT WAS one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind as American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon.
In 1969, in one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
the words 'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' And of course: 'Houston, we have a problem.'Even President John F Kennedy's declaration: "We choose to do it, not because it is easy, but because it is difficult."
It also revealed that those famous words he uttered on his descent - "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - were not quite as spontaneous as we were led to believe with his brother revealing that he'd given them much thought beforehand.
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 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.
As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: That''s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. He described the surface as being like powdered charcoal and the landing craft left a crater about a foot deep.
IT was one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind - and today one space fan could be over the moon.
A Plantronics headset was used for Neil Armstrong's historic "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" transmission from the moon in 1969.