Neil Armstrong, First Man on Moon, Dies at 82 / by Evan Troxel

This is saddening news. I was just gazing at the moon tonight actually. To be that man and risk everything.

Neil Armstrong, who made the “giant leap for mankind” as the first human to set foot on the moon, died on Saturday. He was 82.
“And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time,” the president added, “he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.”

(via Daring Fireball)