Sad news

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away yesterday.

Some relevant videos:

  • Apollo 11: Prelaunch Press Conference / EVA Training (1969)
  • Landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module
  • “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”
  • Armstrong’s message of thanks after leaving the moon surface
  • BBC interview with Neil Armstrong from 1970
  • 60 Minutes interview
  • The Bottom Line Interview (posted previously)
  • I also highly recommend the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon (I’ve got it on DVD), the part about the Eagle landing is available online.

    The Big Picture: Remembering Apollo 11.

    Statement from his family:

    “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

    Links via MetaFilter: Man on the moon, which is worth reading in its entirety because lots of people share their memories of the Apollo 11 mission and Neil Armstrong.