“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He was a quiet hero, as he didn’t like the publicity and refused to sign autographs or give interviews. However, the world will always remember his achievement. President Obama hailed Armstrong as “a hero not just of his time, but of all time” and thanked him for “showing us the power of one small step.” At the age of 82, the legendary astronaut has sadly passed away Saturday. Celebrities remember the icon via Twitter.
Josh Groban: “Happy trails to the next great unknown…RIP Neil Armstrong.”
Ryan Seacrest: “Thanks Neil Armstrong for bringing the moon into our living rooms & curiosity into our minds. One giant loss for mankind.”
Simon Pegg: “Just heard Neil Armstrong took the giant leap. RIP a true modern hero and conqueror of the moon. Will be ever remembered.”
Seth Green: “RIP Neil Armstrong. Proof that humans can always push further. Say.ly/pVU42Nu.”
Bill Nye: “Neil Armstrong changed the world. That guy could fly. He raised the expectations of humankind. We accomplish great things, when we look up.”
Reba McEntire: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the Neil Armstrong family. He was a super guy. 82 years old. Thanks for all you did for us, Neil!!!!”
Josh Duhamel: “One of our greatest heros died today. RIP Neil Armstrong.”
Tom Fletcher: “Everyone should go outside and take a look at the moon tonight and give a thought to Neil Armstrong.”
Michael Ian Black: “Humanity’s greatest moment is forty-three years old. Time to get great again. RIP Neil Armstrong.”
Buzz Aldrin, Neil’s good friend and Apollo 11 crew companion, wrote a statement on his website about the passing of Neil Armstrong. He remembers his journey with Neil and says, “I realized that even though we were farther away form earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone.”
We will forever remember Neil Armstrong and his historical achievement in human history. Rest in peace Neil!