Neil had The Right Stuff: he was an engineer, pilot, astronaut, father, gentleman, lunar explorer, and always attributed the achievement to his colleagues at NASA.
A humble man, a great hero.
I include my earlier comments from 26 August (refer to the Archives) which include a great tvideo from NASA.
An unforgettable day.
On 21 July 1969 (Australian time), we were sent home from school to watch the moon landing. Elsewhere, thousands congregated around shop windows to watch Neil and Buzz walk on the moon (my Mum among them); we stayed up until nearly midnight just to watch the Saturn V launch on July 16. We cheered when they came home safely.
NASA: You are the last explorers, the last pioneers. Exploration and discovery must never die. Thank you NASA. Thank you Neil.
The pic is from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/armstrong/index.html
The final step, the greatest leap, the last frontier.
Rest in peace, Neil. xxx