A new British documentary says despite a famous astronaut’s claim that his words following the first moon landing were spontaneous, they have proof it wasn’t.
The late U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong is famous for uttering, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” shortly after making the first step on the moon for Apollo 11. However, the documentary crew interviewed Armstrong’s brother, Dean Armstrong, who claims his brother showed him those words prewritten several months before the mission, according to the Daily Mail.
Neil Armstrong spent time after the mission defending his famous phrase, saying it came from the top of his head. He reportedly made no reference to the phrase being created prior to the 1969 mission on his death bed in September 2012.