Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person ever to set foot on the moon, has died at age 82.

Armstrong, a Korean War veteran, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1930 and was the command pilot on NASA’s 1966 Gemini 8 mission. On July 21, 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission which took man to the moon, he spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

  • omicron123

    One giant leap for man, one giant loss for mankind.

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    R.I.P. Some of us were young when this happened and was a great achievement, still is. Gave us hope for the future!
    Today? Well we have Obama!! We have no hope…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Neil Armstrong, the man at the center of focus of an American shared positive experience, and a global one as well. I remember that day and night as if they were yesterday. Here’s to more heroes like him stepping forward as I know they will.

  • TLKensington

    Hey guys, remember when we had a space program? Remember when we spent oodles of cash on space exploration?? Remember the space shuttle? Now we put a rover on Mars and people complain that its a waste of tax dollars. How about less money on war and spend some money on concurring the God of War? We should have people living on the moon already, and have had our first steps on Mars. The country should unite to put men on the moon this decade. Not in 20 years. This decade!

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    When I was a boy, cars were still a big deal (grew up in farm country) and we didn’t have electric lights, nor indoor plumbing.

    When I was a young man, people in general laughed at space travel, and flying machines were made of lacquered cloth, piano wire and bits of wood. The other option was explosive football shaped “airliners”. These were vehicles for the uppercrust, vehicles which were thought of as air-going “oceanliners”.

    Almost middle age, the “airship” and “flying machine” has become the tin-skinned “airplane”, but many people still laugh at the idea of landing on the moon.

    Now, the first man to walk on the moon has passed away. By all accounts he was a superlative man — honest, humble, capable, brave, and a leader. We have been blessed with too few of that stamp!

    The changes in one man’s lifetime.

  • Hiraghm

    First MAN to set foot on Earth’s moon! Get it right! Cut the PC BS. Neil Armstrong was a MAN! A MAN! y’hear me? A MAN!