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.