Houston, TX – In a move towards a more inclusive space age, Neil Armstrong’s famous words spoken during the historic moon landing have been updated. The new phrase, “One small step for they/them. One giant leap for people kind,” was announced by NASA earlier this week.
“We believe that it’s important to acknowledge and include everyone in the exploration of space,” said NASA spokesperson Dr. Rachel Chen. “By updating Neil Armstrong’s words, we hope to inspire a new generation of non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals to pursue careers in space exploration.”
The updated phrase has already garnered praise from social justice activists and progressive politicians, who see it as a crucial step towards a more equitable future. However, the announcement has also faced criticism from some conservatives and traditionalists, who argue that it’s a unnecessary change that detracts from the historical significance of the original words.
“This is just another example of political correctness run amok,” said conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. “Neil Armstrong’s words were iconic and shouldn’t be tampered with to fit some social agenda. This is revisionist history at its worst.”
Despite the criticism, NASA remains committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in space exploration. “We believe that the exploration of space is for everyone,” said Dr. Chen. “By updating Neil Armstrong’s words, we hope to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals who dream of exploring the final frontier.”
The updated phrase will be used in all future NASA missions and will serve as a reminder that space exploration is a human endeavour that should include everyone.