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It was one short statement by a government employee, and yet it had a giant impact on history. And perhaps all too predictably, it was misquote.

Late last week, an Australian computer programmer confirmed that astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words when he set foot on the moon were "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," the Houston Chronicle reported.

Listening to original recording recording, one would easily assume Armstrong said "One small step for man'." And most everyone had.

Peter Shann Ford graphically traced the recording, using GoldWave audio editing software, and found Armstrong did say 'a' even though it was not amplified correctly by the communications equipment. The utterance was transmitted however.

"It was meant for all mankind, and it's important to have it correct," Hansen said.

--Posted by Joab Jackson

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Oct 02, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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