He is a hero and will remain as a hero in the hearts of many around the world. The first news I read in today's newspaper in India was this. Not a good news to start the day with. I recalled my childhood days, when I learned about him that he was the first person to walk on the moon much before I was born! As I had a childhood dream to be a pilot and to fly to space, it used to fascinate me.
If I recall correctly, what I read in the newspaper about him was: he learned to fly at the age of 15, much before he got his driving license!
I too remember watching on B&W TV the grainy video of the first lunar walk and the subsequent excursions, what struck me was: the expansion of the possibilities for mankind that this represented. I can not imagine keeping my perspective if that had been me and not Neil, he must have been truly humble. He and his generation will be missed!
I too remember watching that moment as a kid on a B&W TV.
One of the great things about working for EE Times is you sometimes get to meet or interview people who have shaped some such historic moment.
Thanks for bringing back a realistic and vivid portrait of the real Neil.
I remember watching the event live on a black and white TV. It was an all too brief respite from Vietnam and other political issues of the day.
It was an event that likely inspired a lot of engineers to be.
The best orbit I've read on Armstrong so far. Understated; a touch of humanity ( I didn't know about his daughter Karen) but most of all, it speaks of Armstrong's desire to see the moon walk not as a one-time event but as continuim of science and engineering.
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