A Salute to Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

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.

[Image via George Takei]

3 Responses to A Salute to Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

  1. Neil Armstrong was one of my greatest heros when I was a kid. It didn't really matter that the United States was being a ass or that their president was a joke.

    He did something for all humanity, not just for a single country.

  2. Knew the man was an American hero because of Apollo 11. But after reviewing his pre-astronaut days I know now that this man was an American hero before he ever donned a space suit. Rest in Peace Lieutenant.

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