Originally Posted by crich70
I understand he was supposed to say "that's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." In the excitement of the landing he accidentally left the 'a' out of his sentence.
Can't say I blame him though. He was the first man to stand upon the moon and anyone would be excited.
Actually, he said it the way he intended but the transmission garbled what we heard. A few years back (2009, I think) they brought out the tapes and cleared out the static and you can clearly hear the "a" in the sentence.