Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong: Requiescat in Pace

The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away today at the age of 82.

I was born almost twenty years after the Apollo 11 mission and didn't have the experience of watching on live televison, but frankly, I'm amazed at the audacity and bravery of astronauts like Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and the NASA crews who worked tirelessly to bring them to the moon and back again safely. We have not been able to duplicate that feat today, even with our more advanced technology. As Brandon says, perhaps we longer dream high enough.

SDG recommends the film In the Shadow of the Moon, which deals with the Apollo program.

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