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
Neil Armstrong - engineer, pilot, astronaut, father, gentleman, lunar explorer, hero.
The final step, the greatest leap, the last frontier.
Rest in peace, Neil. xxx
PS To Neil's family: The moon rose at 12:26pm (Central Standard Time, Australia)...and I did remember.