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Reported the Swahili-language newspaper Nguromo of Dar at the time: “The success for America [is] success for every living man”

If that wasn’t enough, Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Aldrin also left a patch to commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in pursuit of space.

It’s permeated into culture, probably because in some ways that walk touched something that has been hard-wired into humanity: the need to explore. For 25,000 years, humans have been migrating and pushing into new places.

Mr. Armstrong took it to new heights.