@PearsonArtPhoto has thoughtfully assembled a video of the words of each of the 12 Apollo astronauts when they stepped on the moon. In written text, what were they?
These are the first words of the 12 astronauts when they physically step on the moon. Not when they are descending on the ladder or on the footpad.
Neil Armstrong, CDR: "That's one small step for [a] man; one giant leap for mankind."
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, LMP: " Looks like the secondary strut had a little thermal effects on it right here, Neil."
Charles "Pete" Conrad, CDR: "Mark. Oooh, is that soft and queasy. Hey, that's neat. I don't sink in too far."
Alan Bean, LMP: "Okay. My, that Sun is bright."
Alan Shepard, CDR: "Okay, you're right. Al is on the surface. And it's been a long way, but we're here."
Edgar "Ed" Mitchell, LMP: ""He's releasing it now. [This is in reference to Shepard releasing the MET.]""
David Scott, CDR: "Okay, Houston. As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there's a fundamental truth to our nature. Man must explore."
James "Jim" Irwin, LMP: "Boy, that front pad is really loose, isn't it? [Reference to him almost falling off the ladder as he took a big jump down]"
John Young, CDR: "There you are: Mysterious and Unknown Descartes. Highland plains. Apollo 16 is gonna change your image. I'm sure glad they got ol' Brer Rabbit, here, back in the briar patch where he belongs."
Charles "Charlie" Duke, LMP: "Fantastic! Oh, that first foot on the lunar surface is super, Tony!"
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, CDR: "Jack, I'm out here. Oh, my golly! Unbelievable! Unbelievable; but is it bright in the Sun. Okay! We landed in a very shallow depression. That's why we've got a slight pitch-up angle...very shallow, dinner-plate-like, dish crater just about the width of the struts. How you doing, Jack?"
Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, LMP: "Hey, who's been tracking up my lunar surface?"