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WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.
One giant blip for mankind as moon landing tapes are mislaid
Dan Glaister in Los Angeles
Tuesday August 15, 2006
Houston, we have a problem. The Apollo 11 moon landings were one of the defining moments of the 20th century. In 1969 an estimated 600m people watched the grainy black-and-white images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" as they became the first men to set foot on the surface of the moon.