Left Handed Astronauts
"One Giant Left foot For
Left Handed Astronauts are flying high. On July 20, 1969, left handed
Neil Armstrong, became
the first man on the moon. One small step for man, one giant left foot for mankind. As you watch the
videos of this historic moment (see below) you will see him take the first step with his left foot.
Buzz Aldrin, the
second man was also left handed.
Perhaps their right brain thinking influenced them to be creative and imaginative enough to accomplish one
of the most important feats of our lifetime. My page entitled "Left Handed Brain" explains more in depth information on why right brained people
(lefties) may have some advantages today and in the future.
Other notable astronauts that were left handed are Jim Lovell (Gemini and Apollo missions) and
Wally Schirra (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions).
Handed and a left handed astronaut is truly
inspiring for today's lefties.