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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- Fall '07
- Computer Science, Neil Armstrong, Smithsonian Institution, James Smithson, National Air and Space Museum, Peter Shann Ford, James R. Hensen