gusgrissom: Happy birthday Neil Armstrong (Au…

gusgrissom:

Happy birthday Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012), pictured here celebrating his 39th birthday shortly after becoming the first human to walk on the moon during Apollo 11.

“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… Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the Moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation. As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong.” -NASA Administrator Charles Bolden