The Case of Neil Armstrong’s Missing “A”

Neil Armstrong long maintained that when he uttered his famous phrase “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind”, there was an ‘a’ in there between ‘for’ and ‘Man’. Austrialian programmer Peter Shann Ford analyzed NASA’s recording of the phrase, and says Armstrong was right (Web Archive). It’d be nice to if other researchers confirmed the existence of the missing “a”, which has dogged Armstrong for years (as this account on shows).

In related Neil Armstrong news, despite myriad rumors to the contrary, he has not converted to Islam. And no, Mr. Gorsky didn’t get lucky when Armstrong touched down at Tranquility Base.