Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
The Eagle has landed.
The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.
I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.
Research is creating new knowledge.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
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