“The world has lost a hero tonight,” Says Aviation Specialist Tom Costello of Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon (Videos)
“One small step for man…,” said Neil Armstrong when he walked on the moon. Neil Armstrong commanded Apollo 11, one of the most famous names of rocket ships, the first manned spaceship to land on the moon in 1969. Who of us in the right demographic can forget the day Neil Armstrong did and went where no other man has gone before.
President John F. Kennedy made it one of his missions during his short presidency to put a man on the moon. Wanting to position the United States as the world leader in space travel, President Kennedy eight years before the July 20, 1969 moon landing made Neil Armstrong’s space walk the goal of the country’s space travel program.
Neil Armstrong did it. And the video you will see contains one of the most famous lines ever used by any American hero that some of us still use in conversation today. Neil Armstrong fought back that title hero. But he surely was.
Tom Costello, aviation specialist for NBC News, said it best as he reported on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. He mentioned how his father woke him up as and to him “do not forget this day.”
Rest in space, Neil Armstrong.