Honoring Neil Armstrong

Flag of the United States on American astronau...

Flag of the United States on American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s space suit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday Investors.com posted an article about the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82. On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

The article reports:

A graduate of Purdue with a degree in aeronautical engineering, his academic career was interrupted when he was called to duty with the U.S. Navy in 1949 and flew 78 combat missions in Korea. He was an exceptional man and an exceptional American.

The article cites Mr. Armstrong’s objections to the direction the Obama Administration has taken the American space program:

…Armstrong had publicly opposed the gutting of the U.S. space program by the Obama administration, which has left us no current way of sending men into space except for paying the Russians for a ride while NASA conducts “missions” like a Muslim outreach program and observing earth for signs of climate change.

Neil Armstrong was one of our early astronauts. The early astronauts were American heroes. All of them showed amazing courage in facing a task with so many unknown elements and no promise that they would return.

I have posted the above picture of Neil Armstrong because President Obama chose to honor Neil Armstrong by posting a picture of himself looking up at the moon. That picture is posted at Lucianne.com with the caption, “The Ego Has Landed.”

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