This weekend we lost a great one, Neil Armstrong, the man who showed us that a normal kid from Ohio could do something unimaginable. Born in 1930, Neil always seemed to have an affinity for flying, earning his flight certificate at the early age of 15. He went to Purdue for college and entered the Navy after graduation. A series of lucky events led him towards becoming an Astronaut and then on July 21, 1969, as the whole world watched in awe, he became the first man to walk on the moon, uttering those famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
At the time, and even now, the Moon was a far off, magical place and Armstrong ignited a spirit of exploration that showed the world that even though the universe is vast and mysterious we have the capability to reach out and touch it. Plus he gave us hope for Moon colonies if the Earth was every uninhabitable. So now that he’s gone, just remember when you look up at the Moon that anything is possible. Check out the video below as he takes those famous first steps onto the Moon.