Some of us knew what the guy meant, realized he had, oh I dont know, JUST FLEW TO THE MOON, and we gave him a break. The guy had been eating freeze dried eggs and pooping in a tube, surely we can give him this one error.
Well, now all those english teachers can rest- the "a" might have been found. Did you even know they were looking for it?
An Australian computer programmer says he found the missing "a" from Armstrong's famous first words from the moon in 1969, when the world heard the phrase, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Some historians and critics have dogged Armstrong for not saying the more dramatic and grammatically correct, "One small step for a man ..." in the version he transmitted to NASA's Mission Control. Without the missing "a," Armstrong essentially said, "One small step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind."