Neil Armstrong’s fate after the moon landing reflects America’s declining trust in the government and interest in a space program
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Neil Armstrong‘s moon landing was a first in human history.
Armstrong’s accomplishment briefly united a nation torn over the Vietnam war, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, and the riots of 1968.
However, Armstrong’s fate after his “giant leap for all mankind” mirrored that of public interest in the moon landings and trust in government.
According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50% of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the first man to land on the moon.
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