Vale Neil Armstrong – 1930-2012

On August 5, 2012, Neil Armstrong turned 82 while the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) made her touch down on the Martian surface. Two days later, Armstrong had heart surgery to bypass four blockages in his coronary arteries and initially showed to be recovering well afterwards. It caught many of us off-guard to find out today that Armstrong has succumbed to complications from this surgery and is no longer with us.The Legacy of Neil Armstrong, KnowTheCosmos, CosmoQuest Blog

“Please raise a glass to Neil Armstrong and thank him for opening the sky for all the tomorrows’ explorers.” – Dr Pamela Gay “Thank You Neil Armstrong

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  • lordshipmayhem

    Whenever I think of Neil’s famous speech, I can’t help thinking of this one, as well:

    “Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but it’s a long one for me.” – Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., Commander Apollo 12 and the shortest Apollo astronaut, upon becoming the 3rd man to walk on the Moon, 19 November 1969