Goodbye Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon.


Many of us would have known his name; Neil Armstrong. We have probably get to know his name from History class as he is the first person on Earth to set foot on the Moon from Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. That day had since became one of the most important days in history of the world which had proven that Man can finally reach that far and landed on another planet within our universe.

The famed US astronaut passed away yesterday following complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82.  “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” That are the first words upon stepping on the lunar surface which have since been etched in history. I personally like that statement very much, which is simple yet very strong and meaningful. The phrase indicates that mankind are striving for big achievements and that is one of it, and he was the one who represented mankind for that milestone!

(Image above from http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/08/25/neil_armstrong_dead_a_82.jpg)

An estimated 500 million people watched the grainy black and white broadcast that showed Armstrong, clad in a white space suit, climb down the lunar module’s ladder onto the Moon’s desolate surface. I was not born yet on the time of the landing, and so I couldn’t know the feeling at that time when someone successfully set foot on the Moon for the first time. It must be a very special feeling in everyone’s heart at that proudest time of mankind.

My parents were then only kids at the time of the history-making moment. But then, I had asked my dad for more details regarding the landing but then my dad think that it’s fake. Of course, he provided some very reasonable reasons and there are also many claims worldwide which mentioned that the particular landing on the Moon is a hoax. How come there isn’t any future project over landing on the Moon after that since it is proven that mankind is capable of doing so after Apollo 11 mission? There are also a lot of conspiracy theories regarding the landing which are proven through NASA photographs taken over the landing. So, it’s hard for me not to suspect that the landing is staged for certain political reasons.

(Image above from http://www.exploremars.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/neil-armstrong-on-the-moon.jpg)

But anyway, Neil Armstrong was still credited as a great American hero whom had helped to uplift the nation in space industry from the successful mission he lead on landing to the Moon back in 1969, over 43 years ago. “While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves,” his family said in a statement. May you rest in peace, Neil Armstrong. You are a legend, a very important historical figure in history of mankind’s achievements.

(Certain information from this post are from the following source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/8/26/reutersworld/1208260644-us-astronaut-neil-armstrong-dies-at-82&sec=reutersworld)

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2 Responses to “Goodbye Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon.”

  1. i think pic is fake

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