What an accomplished human being he was. And to his great credit he didn't seek to cash in on his fame, instead vanishing into society as a college professor and later as a businessman. Pure mid-west American values.
I remember all three networks had 24/7 coverage of Apollo 11's mission. I got very little sleep. If there was some minor course adjustment they had planned at 3am I was up and watching the broadcast. I couldn't get enough of it.
It's hard to accept that the heroes of our youth are not indestructible. God Bless Neil Armstrong.
Although we're all going to die, this one hits especially hard. Dave really said it all and there's nothing more to add except my own,
God Bless You Neil Armstrong
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Rest in peace, Neil. We all took part in your moon landing in one way or another. Thanks!
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