I guess he made a mistake. Does it matter ? Yes. Was is his fault ? Probably not. The line of course was scripted and rehearsed a hundred times. The people who wrote the script for the Moon Landing obviously made a mistake and were not professional English experts.
Upon taking a “small step” onto the surface of the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered what would become one of history’s most famous one-liners. But strangely, what he actually said is far from clear.
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