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I recently saw the excellent new film Armstrong. Here’s a couple of quotes from it:

Post Apollo 11 Press Conference

Reporter: “How do you propose to restore some normalcy to your lives in the years ahead.”

Armstrong: “It kind of depends on you [the reporters]”

Bob Hope Christmas Special (probably in Vietnam)

Two female soldiers: “We’d like to know when you’re going to take the first woman to the Moon.”

Armstrong: “We welcome you with open arms.

White House 25th anniversary of Apollo 11 in 1994

Armstrong: “Wilbur Wright once noted that the only bird that could talk was the parrot, and he didn’t fly very well. So I’ll be brief.

In 1970, he visited the Soviet Union (this is not in the movie). He visited the grave of the first man in space, Yuri Gargarin. The words he wrote in the guest book moved the Soviets.

“He led us all into space.”

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  1. Vectorman Thatcher

    Richard Easton:

    In 1970, he visited the Soviet Union (this is not in the movie). He visited the grave of the first man in space, Yuri Gargarin. The words he wrote in the guest book moved the Soviets.

    “He led us all into space.”

    Armstrong was a classy guy. There was a lot of speculation on the effect of space travel on humans before Gargarin was in space. After Gargarin orbited the earth, the first two American sub-orbital Mercury flights that followed were little more that X-15 flights. The fourth man in space, Gherman Titov, went 17 times around the earth and had some space sickness, but also confirmed no major problems with humans in space.


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    • July 17, 2019, at 5:08 PM PST
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