One small step backwards
Neil Armstrong, when he made that famous step, put his foot in it. He
intended to say "That's one small
step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
" But stepping out
after hours floating in a tin can, Armstrong famously fluffed his line,
omitting the intended "a" and saying "That's one small step for man, one
giant leap for mankind.
" Or at least this has until now been
standard lore, accepted even by Armstrong. You can listen for yourself: