Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, RIP

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, one of America...hell, the world's greatest heroes, died today.  He was 82 years old. More details can be found here.

I had begun a negative rant, not against Neil Armstrong but against other things, but now is not the time.  Instead I choose to dwell on the positive.  Neil showed what human courage and ingenuity were capable of, traveling to an alien environment in a fragile spacecraft where a thousand things could have gone wrong and gotten him killed.  His courage and the courage of the others of space programs past and present are almost beyond comprehension.

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