Sunday, August 26, 2012

One small step for a man … ** Updated **

One giant leap for mankind.

That’s pretty close to what Neil Armstrong said when he became the first man to walk on the Moon, some 23 years ago.

Neil passed away yesterday, at the age of 82. Coincidentally, he was the same age as my father, who passed away 22 days earlier.

It makes one wonder a bit … is there simply a time limit on our bodies? The answer, of course, is that one simply never knows. Something to ponder.

May he rest in peace.

***Update: An excellent retrospective in pictures …

Thanks go to Jan for passing that along.