I’m sure by now you have heard that Neil Armstrong passed away at the age of 82, due to complications in cardiovascular procedures. Described as a “reluctant hero”, the first man to take a step on any other planetary body deserves a head nod, at the very least, from the geek community across the world.
Take a read of the obit (linked above) if you want to read more about a man who truly made history. But let this be a small salute to honour his passing and say thank you for a life devoted to pushing the limits and for giving us an example of someone who reached for the stars and actually went there.
Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong.
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