Godspeed to Neil Armstrong

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

When I was a kid growing up in Rocket City, USA (Huntsville, Ala., home of the Marshall Space Flight Center), the father of one of the neighborhood kids was in charge of the astronaut training program at Marshall. They had a huge water tank out there where the astronauts practiced weightlessness. Many famous astronauts would occasionally have dinner at our neighbor’s house. Neil Armstrong was not one of the astronauts I got to meet, but I remember the thrill of watching him take one giant leap for mankind. Godspeed to a great explorer who helped blaze the way to the final frontier and made a young boy think there wasn’t anything Americans couldn’t do.

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