On Saturday, sad news came out that Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, died at age 82. As we mourn the loss of a true American hero, we’re taking a look back at his incredible legacy with NASA and great influence on the world.
We found a vintage clip from the game show I’ve Got A Secret that features Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s parents, Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel Armstrong keeping a secret that their son was just made an astronaut on the same day at 3 PM, September 17, 1962.
Armstrong was one of nine new men so chosen. Host Garry Moore asks an incredible question, “Now, how would you feel, Mrs. Armstrong, if it turned out – of course nobody knows – but if it turns out that your son is the first man to land on the moon? What, how do, how would you feel?”
He asks this nearly seven years before it actually happens on July 20 1969! Neil’s mom’s reply is priceless, “Well, guess I’d just say god bless him and I wish him the best of all good luck.”
Neil Armstrong did not see this recording until 40 years after it originally aired.
Click here to watch the vintage video clip!