Saturday, August 25, 2012

RIP Neil Armstrong

Now THIS makes me feel old.  I can just barely remember the Apollo 11 flight; my parents had our next-door neighbors in Wilmington over to watch the coverage of the moon walk, which took place late at night.  Try as I might, I can't recall whether I was able to stay awake to watch Armstrong take those epochal first steps on the lunar surface.  Of course, the landing was far more stressful for all concerned, especially the astronauts themselves.

Will I live to see the 21st century equivalent of Neil Armstrong take the first steps on Mars?  It's not looking too good at present.  Still, I have hopes.

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