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…Neal Armstrong the first man to step on the moon passed away on Saturday. He was 82.

One must really put this achievement into perspective. Back then, our technology wasn’t even close to what it is today. The very fact that he even volunteered to be an astronaut took intestinal fortitude that is rare indeed.

Rest in peace.

Fly me to the moon.

Here’s what NASA Administrator Charles Bolden had to say:

Administrator Bolden’s Statement on the Death of Neil Armstrong

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of the Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.

“Besides being one of America’s greatest explorers, Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation.

“As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong. We mourn the passing of a friend, fellow astronaut and true American hero.”

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