Neil Armstrong Ventures On

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind!” Famous words forever etched in the history books and quoted (and misquoted) by anyone that ever breaks what seems an insurmountable objective.

Neil Armstrong, whose family described him as “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job.” has died at the age of 82 from complications following surgery for cardiovascular procedures.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, and was generally considered a quiet and modest man, very unassuming and humble. He told an audience during a rare appearance in 2000 that “I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.”

Farewell, Mr. Armstrong.  Your modesty belies the bravery it took to become a pioneer of the final frontier.