Armstrong's small step a giant leap for humanity

Saturday, August 25, 2012 | 10:44 p.m. CDT; updated 3:18 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — 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.