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July 14, 2012

That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind. — Neil A. Armstrong

The moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars. — Arthur C. Clarke

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that man set foot on the Moon but that they set eye on the Earth. — Norman Cousins

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. — Neil Armstrong

The view of the moon that we’ve been having recently is really spectacular. It fills about three-quarters of the hatch window, and, of course, we can see the entire circumference even though part of it is in complete shadow and part of it is in earthshine. It’s a view worth the price of the trip. — Neil Armstrong

The vehicle explodes, literally explodes, off the pad. The simulator shakes you a little bit, but the actual lift-off shakes your entire body and soul. — Mike McCulley

The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me — a small disk, 240,000 miles away… Raging nationalistic interests, famines, wars, pestilence don’t show from that distance. — Frank Borman

I think space exploration is very important. I think there is very intelligent life on Mars. I believe that Martians are spying on us from the bottom of the ocean. — Annabella Sciorra