|Armstrong, before historic flight in 1969|
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were the crew of the historic Apollo 11 mission that landed on the lunar surface July 20, 1969.
Six hours later Armstrong, followed a short time later by Aldrin, set foot upon the lunar surface.
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
While Armstrong never made another space flight, amongst his other endeavors in private life, he urged Congress on several occasions (most recently earlier this year) to increase NASA's funding for more manned space flights to the moon and beyond, even offering his services as commander for any manned missions to Mars.
|Stepping stone to the great beyond!|
This coming Friday (August 31) is the next full moon.
When that orb is up in the starry sky this weekend, stop and think of Neil Armstrong and the other astronauts who dared to boldly go into the unknown, and then ask yourself WHO will be the next to answer the challenge and take that giant leap?
(Images courtesy of Wikipedia)