Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

I am sad to hear of the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

There are many photos of Armstrong, but my favourite is this one take after the successful landing. Armstrong was a humble and private man, but the emotion displayed here is of someone who has just done the near-impossible.

Neil Armstrong in the LEM after the lunar EVA
Neil Armstrong in the LEM after the lunar EVA.

At the time of the moon landings, Neil was age 38. When I think about what I was able to accomplish in my life when I was 38, and what those brave, brilliant explorers of space were able to accomplish, I gain a perspective on what humanity can really achieve.

I only wish I could see with my own eyes what those 24 Apollo astronauts saw.

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