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7 Things You Didn't Know About the First Moon Landing

By Becky Ferreira Sep 6, 2012

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The Biggest Misquote in Human History

Everyone knows that upon touching down on the Moon’s surface, Neil Armstrong uttered the greatest one-liner ever, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Except that he didn’t. Due to a momentary loss of communication, a rather important syllable was left out of the quote. Upon returning to Earth, Armstrong always insisted that he said “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Impress your teachers with that one!

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