Sunday, August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong, Rest In Peace

Astronaut Neil Armstrong in the lunar module Eagle
on the surface of the moon. July 20, 1969. Credit: NASA

The official NASA archives caption to this picture says:
Buzz took this picture of Neil in the cabin after the completion of the EVA [the moon walk]. Neil has his helmet off but has not yet doffed his “Snoopy” cap. The circuit breaker panels are illuminated, and a small floodlight is on at the lower right. A circuit breaker chart has been fixed up on the wall with gray tape, below the rendezvous window in the cabin roof.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.” ~Statement from Neil Armstrong’s family