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Moon landing: Why was Neil Armstrong first? 为什么阿姆斯特朗是踏上月球的第一人?

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Why was Neil Armstrong first? 为什么阿姆斯特朗是踏上月球的第一人?

学习要点

有关 “the right candidate 合适人选” 的词汇

边看边答

Who used a process of elimination to decide on the right candidate?

文字稿

There were about 25 of us astronauts who were qualified to have that job.

当时我们当中有 25 名宇航员有资格从事这项工作。

I’m exaggerating a little bit, but I think all roads lead to a fellow named Deke Slayton, who was our boss. And I think one day he got all 25 together in a room and went around and pointed at all of them and said: ‘You, Aldrin, you’re gone. Collins, we don’t need you’.

我有点夸大其词了,但是我认为选中阿姆斯特朗是因为一个叫做迪克·斯雷顿的人,他当时是我们的领导。我记得有一天,他把 25 个人聚集在一个房间里,轮流到每个人跟前,指着人说:“你,奥尔德林,你可以走了。科林斯,我们不需要你。”

And he ended up – it was an empty room - with just one seat in it. And that was Neil Armstrong.

最后他发现剩下的是一个空房间,只有一个座位上有人 —— 尼尔·阿姆斯特朗。

He was the best possible choice to represent our country, our planet. Neil was an extremely intelligent man and a man of many talents. He was a student of history, specifically the history of science. He just had an extremely broad viewpoint, exposure.

他是代表我们的国家、我们的星球的最佳人选。尼尔才智过人,多才多艺。他是学历史的,专攻科学史。他思考事物的角度十分广泛经验丰富

And it was a wonderful representative of our country and our planet.

这也正是我们国家和我们星球的杰出代表

词汇

qualified 有资格的

a (man) of many talents 多才多艺的人

broad viewpoint 思考事物的角度广泛

broad exposure 经验丰富

representative 代表

问题答案

Deke Slayton, the boss, used a process of elimination to choose the right candidate.