I had just turned 5 when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20 1969. The next day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
Can you imagine? You look up at that ball of light in the sky and a man WALKED there! As a 5 year old that makes you dream!
And the world changed. Our world felt just a little smaller. We dreamed of lunar colonies, of going to Mars of a future beyond this small world.
Of course those dreams didn't become a reality, the harsh reality of Economics got in the way.
You can only wonder what it must have been like to be Armstrong. You've landed on the Moon and become the first man to walk on it! I mean what else is there?
Armstrong like Gagarin before him had made the world gasp.
So it is sad to read that at 82 Neil Armstrong has died although I guess it is fitting that at this time Nasa has a major mission to Mars at this time. I imagine Armstrong would be pleased to see this taking place.
Neil Armstrong he walked