Retired astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, died today. He was 82 years old. His deeds are world-renowned, and speak for themselves. His obituary is written, not here, but among the planets and the stars. Any human being who ever sets foot on another celestial body will be following the trail blazed by Mr. Armstrong and his colleagues.
I had the very great privilege of meeting Mr. Armstrong in South Africa in the 1980's, when my then-employer flew him out to be guest speaker at our annual gathering. He gave a very interesting talk, then mingled with us afterwards. I treasure that memory today.
May he rest in peace.