Neil Armstrong, American Astronaut, the first man to walk on the Moon on July 21, 1969, has died.
He lived an amazing and long life. Some of his accomplishments: Eagle Scout, US Navy pilot, US Astronaut, Aeronautical Engineer, Space Program advocate, College Professor, Dad, Distinguished Eagle Scout, GrandDad.
Here’s a photo of Neil as a boy. He grew up in Ohio and was a Boy Scout. He earned his flying pilot license at 15 before he earned his car driver’s license.
He sent greetings to Boy Scouts at a Scout Jamboree from the Apollo XI mission and even took his scout badge as one of few personal items on the Apollo XI mission. So Scouting was important to him.
I’m impressed with how he managed to be calm when his aircraft or spacecraft was malfunctioning — he was a brave man. He used his brains to solve the problem and from what I read was always calm under adversity.
This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong, July 21st, 1969, Apollo XI from surface of the Moon
Sometime soon I hope to have time to read his full biography. I’ve been pretty busy with soccer, scouting, MoonBots and First Lego League.
Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong. Thank you for your service.