“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” –Neil Armstrong
It’s hard to imagine how famous astronaut and space explorer Neil Armstrong must have felt as he took his daring first steps onto the surface of the moon. One can only assume that Neil was living his dream as his heart raced and he went down in history. On July 21, 1969, he became the first man to ever walk on the moon and established a legacy of fearlessness that’s still admired today.
An Astronomical Accomplishment
Accompanied by fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Neil, the mission commander, piloted the Lunar Module to the moon’s mysterious, unexplored surface. Neil represented Americans in this wave of growth, accomplishment, and exploration of a new frontier.
Neil worked with NASA until 1971, serving as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics. After leaving NASA, Neil became part of the faculty at the University of Cincinnati as a professor in aerospace engineering.
Armstrong received numerous awards for his many life-changing accomplishments. Awards and recognition received include the Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Unfortunately, at the age of 82, Neil passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, due to complications from cardiovascular procedures.
Liberty National Leaders
Like Neil and so many other renowned leaders in history, we all have dreams and visions for our futures. What do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime? How will you leave a legacy through your career with Liberty National? Is there a vision you want to follow? How can you maintain success and surpass all of your goals?