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Topic - Douglas G. Brinkley
When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil Armstrong took that first small step on the moon in July 1969, an entire globe watched in grainy black-and-white from a quarter-million miles away.
Just as the voyage of Christopher Columbus split historic eras 500 years ago, so will Mr. Armstrong and Apollo 11, said Rice University historian Douglas G. Brinkley, a specialist in 20th century history.
"We may be living in the age of Armstrong," said Mr. Brinkley, who conducted oral histories for NASA, including sessions with Mr. Armstrong.