I wasn’t born yet when the event happened but I recall seeing the footage thousands of times during my life. I remember how it excited me to think about space and all the wonderful things to see. My interest in space and NASA began with Neil Armstrong and the first Moon Walk. He was the Rocket Man and a true American Hero!
I recall watching the Right Stuff and thinking how amazing his life was. I know the Movie isn’t absolutely true to life but it was still a good damn one and he was a true childhood hero of the times. The things Neil did and the limits he pushed to achieve what many thought to be fiction or impossible many years before was truly breath taking stuff. Thanks Neil for taking the time to ride life with your ass on fire and inspiring others to go where no man or woman has ever gone before. Queue the Star Trek music.
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