The first man on moon is no more between us. It is said that he was a cool minded astronaut who never even talked in a loud voice or fast. He always kept a calm posture and that is one of the reasons for his being selected for the first manned mission on moon.
Of the three men aboard Apollo 11, one was to remain in the lunar module. This was Armstrong’s job. Yet he was asked to be the first man to step on moon. At this instant he is heard saying “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. People would think that it was spontaneous, but a documentary “Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon” aired recently on BBC Two reveals otherwise.
These are the words of Dean Armstrong, Neil’s brother, as in the documentary.
Before he went to the Cape, he invited me down to spend a little time with him. He said “why don’t you and I, once the boys go to bed, why don’t we play a game of Risk.” I said I’d enjoy that. We started playing Risk and then he slipped me a piece of paper and said “read that.” I did. On that piece of paper there was “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He says “what do you think about that?” I said “fabulous.” He said “I thought you might like that, but I wanted you to read it.”
Although they might not be his thoughts at the spur of the moment, yet the impact they made on the years to come have been gigantic.