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

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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.