Today´s post is dedicated to Neil Armstrong – the first person to walk on the Moon. RIP.
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was a United States Navy officer and had served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.
Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent more than 2 hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin. On August 25, 2012, Armstrong died in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 82.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
It’s a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It’s an interesting place to be. I recommend it.