Fly Me to the Moon, Let Me Swing Among Those Stars

Neil Armstrong 1956 portrait

I simply can’t believe that the man who uttered those eternal words, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, as he stepped onto the Moon passed away today.

His family say that he died due to complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month. In a statement, the family described him as a “reluctant American hero” who “served his nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut”.

All I can say is that this incredibly modest, talented and much adored man will be sorely missed by people of all ages across the world.

“Tonight I feel like Armstrong and I’m doing what seems impossible
Tonight I’ll be the rocket man and make it look incredible
Just like 40 years ago
Still, it’s a thrill to walk in the unknown without fear
Tonight I’m being at the edge of, human frontier”

Human Frontier, NEO

Photograph © NASA


Posted on August 25, 2012, in Astronomy, NASA, Physics, Space and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Let’s push things forward!

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