Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neil Armstrong, RIP

Charles Pierce points out that very soon, there will be no one left alive who ever walked on the moon. That makes me more than a little sad. Will the memory of their accomplishments, of our accomplishments as a nation, be honored? Will it spur us to renewed purpose?

I looked at a few different obituaries for Armstrong; together they paint a portrait of a fearless and humble explorer. I am inspired by his life story.

Update: The Guardian has an even more forceful condemnation of our collective lack of vision. 

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