The moon is sad, Neil Armstrong dies

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82 of a cardiovascular complication.

Neil Armstrong

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind), will be the phrase that Armstrong will be remembered when delivered on 21 July 1969 the lunar module down and stomp our satellite.

In the Cold War, the Apollo 11 mission commanded by Armstrong was scheduled as the final battle of the space race of the day against the Soviet Union after the famous statement by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

With the perspective gained over the past decades, more than a victory over another country, the mission is considered as one of the most significant moments in the history of mankind science and technology, while making the opening of a new era in space exploration.

Neil Armstrong, an aeronautical engineer, pilot and USAF colonel, is considered one of the great American heroes and had distinctions and honors of all kinds in 17 other countries.

Introverted character, he left NASA shortly after the Apollo 11 mission to teach engineering at the University of Cincinnati and working in private enterprise.

Neil Armstrong

His public appearances have been rare in recent years. Modesto-up limits exaggerated as who knew him, was a hero against his will because he considered it “just doing their job”. True to his lifestyle he lived until his last days at his country home in Ohio.

The tributes to his death being multiple, starting with NASA changing the homepage of its website. Rest in Peace.