RIP Neil Armstrong (Aug 5, 1930 – Aug 25, 2012)

A sad farewell with greatest possible respect to fellow Ohioan, Korean War veteran, Naval aviator, and immortally intrepid explorer, Neil Alden Armstrong.

One unforgettable mission, a quarter-million trail-blazing miles, and a single quote which captivated the world are things for which Lt. Armstrong will be best remembered. Rightly so.

But remembering the dangers inherent in the Apollo 11 mission, the unknowns, the stretching-to-the-limit of the available technology — there’s a different quote that I’d like to bastardize a bit, in his memory. It applies of course equally well to Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and to all the other Apollo astronauts who were to follow to the moon. But just for today, this one’s just for Neil:

He came in peace, for all mankind.

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