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Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon?

One small step for man, one small step for mankind

Author – Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Oregon   It’s the case of the missing ‘a.’ Nick Lehr/The Conversation via NASA, CC BY-SA On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched in suspense as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. As he took his first steps, he uttered […]