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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1738
AUTHOR: Neil Alden Armstrong (1930–)
QUOTATION: That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
ATTRIBUTION: NEIL A. ARMSTRONG, message on first stepping on the moon, July 20, 1969.—The Washington Post, July 21, 1969, p. 1.

In the original transmission, the article “a” was lost, causing the message to be printed erroneously in countless newspapers.—Richard Hanser, “Of Deathless Remarks,” American Heritage, June 1970, p. 59.
SUBJECTS: Space exploration