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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong

I think something would be amiss if I didn't mention the passing of Neil Armstong, the first man to walk on the moon. He passed away at the age of 82.

He was undoubtedly a great man whose words as he walked on the moon are engraved in history. Those famous words  "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

He died from cardiovascular surgery complications in the aftermath of Heart bypass surgery.

He was a humble man who hardly sought publicity after the moon landing.

"Armstrong famously refused most public appearances and interviews.
In a rare interview with Australian TV this year, he reflected on a moment during his three hours on the Moon when he stopped to commemorate US astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action.
"It was special and memorable, but it was only instantaneous because there was work to do," he said.

Rest in peace Neil. I know you're making footprints elsewhere, wherever you may be.





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