When NASA landed the Curiosity rover on Mars I blogged in praise of NASA; commenting that NASA and the space programme were probably largely responsible for me becoming a scientist. I was obviously therefore sad to hear that Neil Armstrong had died.
He was a "reluctant hero" and often said "he was just doing his job." In an age where people with no obvious talent or achievements crave fame and celebri ty his modesty is a lesson to us all. He may have "just been doing his job" - but what a job!
from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/
Monday, August 27, 2012
In praise of... Neil #Armstrong
Posted by Ian Watson