Wednesday, April 19, 2006
For being the first man to set foot on the lunar surface, Neil Armstrong on Tuesday received his very own memento: an actual moon rock.
Armstrong is well known for his famous 'first step' and for being cagey around the press. He doesn't like to blow his own horn because so many were involved in getting him there, his paltry few steps on the surface pale in comparison. And he makes a valid point.
I admire Armstrong for being brave enough to risk his life on the endeavor, but more so for doing what so many others fail to do: give credit where credit is due.
To the NASA engineers who made the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs so successful, I say, Cheers to you!
And so does Armstrong...
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 6:50 PM