Neil Armstrong, 1930 – 2012

I was watching the news just now, and then they just nonchalantly said “We’ve just got news that Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died at age of 82.” Then they continued like it wasn’t of any weight.

2012 is a cruel year indeed.

I remember looking at old Apollo footage as a kid, and saw the footage they broadcasted when Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon. It was so exciting. Up there on the Moon and beyond was humanities hopes and dreams. It wasn’t science fiction, it was reality that mankind would exist in the far future.

But now it seems that the only thing we will live is not through our children, but through all the devices we’ve sent to space, and through that one flag that stands alone, looking over us.

Reuters finally reported it as well.