Neil Armstrong narrating his Apollo 11 moon landing using Google moon

This post is the final in a 3-part series to commemorate the 50th anniversary Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. I found this sensational clip while watching the following interview with Neil Armstrong. Neil of course is as almost well renowned for staying out of the spotlight as he is for being the first human to walk on the moon, so it was an absolute pleasure to watch him speak so candidly about his experiences leading up to and including the mission. As the description of the video describes:

Armstrong shows flashes of the rationality and equanimity that made him an ideal astronaut candidate in the first place. He confesses that he gave Apollo 11 a 90% chance of returning home safely, but just a 50% chance of landing on the Moon successfully.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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15 comments on “Neil Armstrong narrating his Apollo 11 moon landing using Google moon
  1. hanspostcard says:

    Will watch the video.. enjoyed your series on it– the greatest accomplishment in the history of mankind.

    • I actually didn’t plan on watching all of the interview since I had other things on, but I found myself captivated. I think you’ll enjoy it. Your original post sent me down this little rabbit hole so I have you to thank! Regarding mankind’s greatest accomplishment; that is very subjective. It could well be a medical breakthrough like Penicillin or a scientific discovery like Einstein’s theories of relativity or even Darwin’s theory of evolution or invention of electricity. But I would count the lunar landing right up there in the exploration and adventure category along with the discovery of the Americas in terms of its impact on humankind.

      • hanspostcard says:

        if I cure for cancer is found… the one thing I am going to miss after this week is all that attention the Apollo missions have received this summer so far…. in a few days the media will be switching to Woodstock.

  2. Viewed both videos…thanks for making this available.

  3. badfinger20 says:

    I love what I got to hear… every time I would start the interview, something or someone would interrupt.
    50 years and it is just incredible.

    • Yes, it is. I went to see the movie (Apollo11 on Sunday) and it was sold out! Man was I peeved.
      There’s another session tomorrow, so I’m trying to get tickets in this very moment.

      • badfinger20 says:

        That sounds great…not the sold out part…but the movie itself. Hope you get to see it and review it.

      • I probably end up not going since i can’t sign into their web site to make an online booking. And I’m not going to walk 25 minutes again to find out it’s sold out at 8.00pm at night Haha. Perhaps it was not meant to be.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I can’t blame you but it’s nice to know there is a lot of interest in the film.

      • It appears so, but it’s hard to tell as there are just so few screenings.

      • Oh by the way bad, something cool I came across is a show called ‘Nathan for you’. Someone compared it to ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm so I had to check it out. Here is one story:

      • badfinger20 says:

        That was really good. Is my card being charged? lol

      • I’ve been hooked on watching these in you tube. Considering your profession with computers you might like ‘Nathan For You – Fixing Computer Repair’. They are all good. Just search ‘Nathan For You’ and you’re on a winner.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I sure will man…I really enjoyed that.

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