To the Moon Neil

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong photo from Wikipedia

To the moon Neil Armstrong first traveled in 1969 at 39 years old.   Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012, was from the small Midwestern town of Wapakoneta, Ohio.  He was a small-town boy who dreamed of bigger things beyond the blue skies of our earth.  He passed away yesterday.

He returned to his Midwestern roots later in life and lived in Cincinnati.  He was an innovator and space explorer that changed the way Midwesterners, Americans and the world thought of life, earth and space with one small step in July 1969 during the Apollo 11 moon landing.

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said as he became the first man to walk on the moon.  He took his first flying lessons at 15 years old.  He was a small-town boy who made it big beyond the reach of what people could imagine at that time.  When he did, he expanded the reach of everyone’s imaginations and inspired countless generations to come.

If you are interested in learning more about the man like I was, here are a couple of online articles about him:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/08/26/neil-armstrong-carried-argentine-soccer-team-pennant-to-moon/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html

To the moon Neil and now he goes beyond.

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