THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING
(Neil A., 1930-2012, American Astronaut, 1st Man on the Moon), Buzz ALDRIN (Edwin E., American Astronaut) & Michael COLLINS (b.1930, Former American Austronaut)
Official NASA colour Souvenir photo signed by the three Astronauts and inscribed by Buzz Aldrin
"To Bill Godward with Best wishes", the image shows Neil Armstrong in a spacesuit, the moon in the background and the imprint of Buzz Aldrin's spaceboot on the lunar surface, Neil Armstrong's words are printed along the top "That's one small step for a man, one Giant leap for Mankind", the history is printed on the verso, 10" x 8", no place, 20th July
Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon were heard all over Earth, but the astronaut himself claimed his famous words were misquoted. Earth heard this: 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', but Armstrong clarified, immediately after the 1969 landing, that he had actually said, 'That's one small step for 'a' man.' It's just that people didn't hear it. The astronaut acknowledged during a 30th anniversary gathering in 1999 that he didn't hear himself say it either when he listened to the transmission from the July 20, 1969, moon landing. 'The 'a' was intended,' Armstrong said.
530 million people watched the live global broadcast.