Quote of the Day

Neil Armstrong, first human being to set foot on the lunar surface has died of complications following heart surgery. He was 82 years old. Jerry Pournelle, scientist and author, and only three years his junior has today’s Quote of the Day:

I always knew that I’d see the first man on the moon, but I never dreamed that I’d see the last.

I turned 50 this year. I was seven years old when Neil Armstrong left his first bootprint in the lunar dust. I was 10 when Eugene Cernan left the last bootprint there.  I hope that before I pass, I’ll get to see another human being walk on the surface of the moon.

But I’m not holding my breath.

That link also ties to this extremely sad and appropriate XKCD ‘toon:

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