Sunday, August 26, 2012
Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
We are saddened at the passing of Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the surface of the moon. Heroes are sometimes difficult to find, but in Neil Armstrong, we all had a hero from the days when America had set its sights on landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. The days of the Apollo Space Program were an exciting time to be alive and to be an American. The nation fulfilled the promise to the late president John F. Kennedy when he stated in 1961 that the United States had all of the available resources and manpower to land a man on the moon and safely return him home by the end of the 1960s. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the two men who first set foot on a heavenly body other than this earth, have gone down in history. Now that we have lost Mr. Armstrong, he has become legendary, and will be remembered for generations to come. The staff of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site salutes the memory of Neil Armstrong, and recall his "One Giant Leap for Mankind" he took on July 20, 1969.