Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon,  passed away Saturday, 8/25/12, at 82 years old.

Footprint on the Moon

It’s difficult to explain what Neil Armstrong’s  era was like, emotionally, for those of us who grew up then. It was an era of exploring space and landing on the Moon. Try to imagine a culture that embraced science, including nuclear power, space travel and wonder drugs as opposed to our over-lawyered,  culture that fears every technology and every new development from nuclear power to cell phones. It’s the difference between taking flight and hiding under your desk.

It was an inspiring time. I miss it.

Correction: I should have said I miss the attitude, the culture of achievement, not the 60’s or 70’s.


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