One Giant Leap For Mankind
Aug 26 2012
Neil Armstrong died August 25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the first man to walk on the moon (Washington Post). He performed that amazing feat before I was born. Despite his apparent disdain of publicity, he will always be remembered for his famous words: “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” His walking on the moon in 1969 was science fiction come to life. According to the Washington Post article:
“Although the world remembers him best for walking on the moon, Mr. Armstrong recalled his time on the surface as anticlimactic, “something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable.” Flying the LM was “by far the most difficult and challenging part” of the mission, he told a group of youngsters in a 2007 e-mail exchange.
The “very high risk” descent was “extremely complex,” he wrote, and guiding the craft gave him a “feeling of elation.”
“Pilots take no particular joy in walking,” he once remarked. “Pilots like flying.””Aruni | Filed under: FYI | Tags: neil armstrong; walking on the moon; walking on mars; washington post;, one giant leap for mankind, one small step for man | 1 Comment »