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Armstrong's 'poetic' slip on Moon


Researchers have claimed that Neil Armstrong did fluff his lines as he left the lunar module to become the first man on the moon.

Analysis of his famous speech has revealed he left out the "a" in his famous "one small step" speech.

However linguists believe the phrase poetically captured an epic moment in history.

The BBC's Pallab Ghosh reports.


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