Saturday, 25 August 2012

BBC News - US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon

Oh … 

Now THAT’S a tragedy, that really is.

Not the fact that I’ve missed catching a movie, tonight: I can do that at any free moment.

But the reason I thought I’d not.

Quite simply … ?

The fact that news just started to filter in — initially via Stephen Fry on Twitter — of the death of possibly the world’s — certainly the USA’s — most private hero.

Oh … My … Lord … 

I think in this day and age, there are very few people who could claim to be genuine world shakers.

He and Yuri Gagarin were.

Simply by being the men they were, doing the things they did, they showed us we could go out there.

The world and its people cannot be the same, because of Neil Armstrong.

The rest of us?

Can only be his followers.
Neil Armstrong
August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012


Nik Nak said...

Just in case you’re interested, you can read Commander Armstrong’s NASA biography, here

Debbi said...

Thanks for posting this, Paul.

Sad news, indeed. :(