The Passing of an American Hero

The staff and authors of Talaria Press were saddened to learn of the death of former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.  Mr. Armstrong was an inspiration to generations of dreamers and prompted many a young man and woman to follow in his literal footsteps.

As we’ve seen more recently with the successful touchdown of Curiosity on Mars, the mission of NASA not only educates us on the nature of the universe surrounding our tiny blue marble of a planet, but also feeds our sense of wonder. That Mr. Armstrong was at the forefront of those endeavors is undeniable and has earned him a perennial place in the hearts of Americans.

Although Armstrong opted for a quiet life as a family man and engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati, when asked, he had this to say of his role in the space race: “Looking back, we were really very privileged to live in that thin slice of history where we changed how man looks at himself and what he might become and where he might go.”

Rest in Peace, Neil. You will not be forgotten.

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