By August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong dies

_62499245_inside_ap First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong dies aged 82.

Often described as the ‘reluctant hero’, to say that Neil Armstrong was a legend ins an exercise in stating the bleedin’ obvious but the quiet man from Ohio was an inspiration to millions. He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969, famously describing the event as "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". The phrase is the oft-repeated and one of the best know in the English language.

Apollo 11 was Armstrong’s last space mission. In 1971, he left the US space agency NASA to teach aerospace engineering.

Born in 1930 and raised in Ohio, Armstrong took his first flight aged six with his father and formed a lifelong passion for flying.

Mr Armstrong died following complications arising from surgery to relieve 4 blocker coronary arteries on the 7th August.

I sincerely hope that parents and teachers will continue to teach history of space flight to the current young generation so that kids don’t grow up thinking that Buzz Lightyear was the first man on the moon!


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