American hero Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 82. The NASA astronaut commanded the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said upon stepping onto the moon’s surface.
NASA chief Charles Bolden spoke about Armstrong in a statement included in the AP story.
“As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own,” Bolden said in a statement.
My sympathies to his family and friends, and to all those who looked up to him.
- Matt Price