Neil Armstrong quote: “I am, and ever will be…”



“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.”

– Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong


  • This photo is of Neil in 1958, about a decade before he would become the first man to set foot on the moon.
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“Neil Armstrong quote: ‘I am, and ever will be…” sources: Portrait of Neil Armstrong taken when he worked at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards Air Force Base, California – “Neil Armstrong 1958 portrait.” Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation,