Months after the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon
, a question arises: when did he think of the infamous quote "One small step for [a]
man, one giant leap for mankind"? His brother Dean says, in a BBC documentary
, it was not made up by Neil after landing on the moon, as the astronaut has said for 40+ years. Instead, Neil asked Dean for his opinion on the quote several months before Apollo 11 even launched.
Newspapers headlines asked "Did Armstrong lie", prompting protest, clarifications and remembrances from space historian Andrew Chaikin
and longtime friend Dudley Schuler
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 7, 2013 -