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New High-Quality Footage of Armstrong’s First Step March 7, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Apollo, Helium-3, NASA.

That’s a new video of Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the Moon, which has surfaced originally from a DVD rip by the site Depleted Cranium and made its way through numerous Twitter ReTweets and blogs of all kinds across the internet.

The first step is at 3:53 on the video—it’s interesting to think about his first observations on the “sandy” lunar regolith, especially in the current context of the fact that helium-3 is mined largely from that very regolith.

A funny fact about that first step: Armstrong actually flubbed what he had originally intended to say.


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