Monday, August 27, 2012
In praise of... Neil #Armstrong
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 celebrity his modesty is a lesson to us all. He may have "just been doing his job" - but what a job!