Gosh. I was in second grade when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. That was when I fell in love with the idea of being a “girl astronaut”. Sadly, I found out that math and not puking were involved, so that was scrapped.
Seriously, though. NBC is reporting that Armstrong had been recovering from heart surgery:
“Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of “one giant leap for mankind.” He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.”
Take us out, REM and Eddie Vedder….
Rest in Peace, Neil.