I was so into the Apollo space program and the first moonwalk that I joined an astronomy club at age 7 and built many Estes rockets, culminating in a less than perfect attempt at building their mondo Saturn V rocket.
“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil Armstrong Aug. 5, 1930~Aug. 25, 2012. NASA Astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, professor, and US Naval Aviator. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon~July 20, 1969, and said: "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012), first man to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. Navy pilot during Korean war completing 78 combat missions.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html?pagewanted=all