One of my childhood heros passed away this week. Neil Armstrong was a super hero in my young eyes.
Armstrong was the commander of Apollo 11, and the first man to walk on the moon. "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," he said while stepping foot on the moon. He spent three hours exploring the surface of the moon with fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He was hailed as a hero never to fly in space again. America would not again risk this icon in space exploration, but utilized his mysterious personality and deep intelligence here on Earth to teach and instruct by example the new astronauts to follow in his footsteps.
August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012
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Here's to you, Neil. Enjoy your adventures in the next great beyond.
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