Astronaut Neil Armstrong lied about improvising his “one small step” moon-landing speech, says his brother, Dean Armstrong.
Dean also says a word was dropped from the famous line. Neil showed Dean drafts that read, “That’s one small step for a man,” and told Dean after the landing that the “a” was lost in the static. Computer analysis later revealed it was true, Neil had included the “a.”
According to the Daily Mail, Dean spoke with the BBC about Neil's monumental July 1969 space expedition a few months after the astronaut's August 2012 death.