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Apparently Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, has died today at the age of 82.

"That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul. Make every allowance for errors of knowledge; do not forgive or accept any breach of morality."

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Yeah. It's sad he's gone, I just learned about it when I got back home.

He was the template for space explorers: a man with great character and at the same time, a simple and down to earth guy, coupled with huge technical expertise and nerves of steel.

 

I saw this quote on Slashdot, and though it to be very fitting for the occasion.

"A scientific colleague tells me about a recent trip to the New Guinea highlands, where she visited a stone age culture hardly contacted by Western civilization. They were ignorant of wristwatches, soft drinks, and frozen food. But they knew about Apollo 11. They knew that humans had walked on the Moon. They knew the names of Armstrong and Aldrin and Collins." from A Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

I bring you mortal danger and cookies. Not necessarily in that order.

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Sad, but so is life. RIP.

 

Hope there will soon be time when more than 12 people will have ever walked on the Moon...

 

Regards

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