Sunday, September 2, 2012

Neil Armstrong

On July 21, 1969, I was listing to Neil Armstrong as commander of Apollo 11 and Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot land the Eagle on the Moon. I remember thinking the future of man spaceflight is here.

Boy was I wrong.

Little did I know that only 12 men would walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong was the first. And twelve men later, Eugene Cernan was the last person in history to walk on the lunar surface.

The end of the America space race.

Will future astronauts as they ride other countries rockets into space remember we once controlled the thunder?

Or will they just lick the stamp and asked, Neil who?