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An Australian computer programmer has found a missing “a” in the famous statement perpetrated by Neil Armstrong as he set his foot upon the moon. Over the years, there had been some confusion towards the actual meaning of the statement heard by millions, as man and mankind are synonymous with one another. According to this new analysis, the statement is now recorded as: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Peter Shann Ford, the founder of the new phrase, along with Auburn University historian James R. Hensen presented their findings to Armstrong and others at the Smithsonian Institute’s Air and Space Museum, as well as NASA’s
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Unformatted text preview: Washington headquarters, which had always backed Armstrong’s phrasing. Armstrong himself had cited the argument as “persuasive” and promoted the software used in the process as “interesting and useful.” According to Ford, the “a” was muttered within 35 milliseconds, ten times too fast for the “a” to be audible. "It was meant for all mankind, and it's important to have it correct," Hansen described. "It's a concise, eloquent statement for the ages at a unique milestone for our species."...
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