Neil Armstrong foresees future of space program in 1971 news conference at University of Cincinnati

Two years after becoming the first man to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong left NASA and started a new career in teaching and research at the University of Cincinnati. On Dec. 1, 1971, Armstrong gave a rare news conference at UC. Armstrong predicted that man would land on Mars in the 20th century, talked about the condition that would make such a mission possible, and answered questions about how he deals with fame, why he left NASA and why he chose to teach at UC.