Yes I sure did use that subject heading. It wasn't bad enough that we lose MJ a few years back. By the way, has it really been three years now?? Anyway, this cat made moonwalking famous long before MJ would make music history with his. And now he's gone too.
Former astronaut Neil Armstrong died this past Saturday from complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82-years-old.
It's rather ironic that this news should occur not that long after a controversial post on my page on The Book. I had mentioned that I found it hard to believe folks still don't believe we landed on the moon. It sparked several comments of folks arguing both points. If he had Facebook (and if he was on my friend's list), I'm sure Armstrong would have had some words of his own to express.
Contrary to what some pundits believe, I have no doubt that Armstrong landed on the moon. Not in some film studio. He really did get out there and take one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. More importantly, he was the first person to ever do it. In a day and age where technology wasn't near what it is today he helped the USA take first in the space race.
Now it does still bring to mind the fact that with that first moon landing being over 40 years ago, how come we haven't come any closer to getting those "Star Trek" like spaceships? Or at least putting a man on Mars instead of that robot thing? I always wondered if pioneers like Armstrong ever put in their two cents with NASA to make sure the space program kept pushing ahead. Let's get some starships already. In the meantime, I do appreciate Neil opening the door with his Apollo 11 mission.
Rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong.