One giant leap into the great beyond.
Former astronaut , the commander of the Apollo 11 launch to the moon in 1969, passed away yesterday. He was 82 years old.
His family released a statement saying they were sad, but also celebrating “his remarkable life and [we] hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.”
A true American hero, Armstrong landed on the moon June 20, 1969. In a quote that is as timeless as the man himself, he spoke of his feelings of doing something so unbelievable: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Rest always, Mr. Armstrong. May you be among the stars.