Aug 25 2012 3:49pm

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

Perhaps the most famous astronaut of all time, the first human being to walk on the moon, pioneer in the Apollo program, and hero to many, Neil Armstrong has passed away today at the age of 82. Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Armstrong led the historic Apollo 11 mission which firmly established humanity's ability to explore other worlds. No one will ever forget the words that Armstrong uttered as he stepped onto lunar soil for the first time:

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

As enthusiasts of space travel, we celebrate the contributions of this legendary individual and mourn his loss deeply. We salute you, Neil Armstrong, and thank you for making us all believe in the limitless possibilities of science, exploration, and our ability to one day walk on other worlds.

Basel Gill
1. Basel Gill
RIP, Mr. Armstrong. Thanks for the small step.
Basel Gill
2. BossNurse
RIP, Neil. I'll never forget watching you take that step.
Megan Hungerford
5. marchingbando
RIP, Mr. Armstrong. I'm much too young to have seen your first step when you made it, but you changed the world that day. Thank you.
Lee VanDyke
6. Cloric
RIP Neil Armstrong. Every time I see another posting of this report, I get teary eyed all over again. One of my personal heroes.

Journey well through the stars, Neil.
Shelly wb
7. shellywb
He represents the one time our world gathered in peace. Well done, Mr. Armstrong.
Basel Gill
8. pilgrimsoul
I was 17 that summer and while waiting for the astronauts to emerge from the Eagle I was reading one of Isaac Azimov's books. The MOON! Wish I could go, too.
Ian Tregillis
9. ITregillis
I am so saddened by this. Even though his historic step took place before I was born, I had always harbored a silly hope that I'd get to meet him one day. What terrible news.

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