The Cosmic Connection
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
~ Neil Armstrong
It was Armstrong, the first person that walks in the moon, who died in the age of 82 just recently on August 2012. Do you know? Way before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy, served in the Korean War, and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station (now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center) where he already logged over 900 flights. Geez, that’s a lot!
He is a participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, he joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962, and made his first space flight as command pilot of Gemini 8 in 1966, and he is becoming NASA’s first civilian astronaut to fly in space.
No wonder that President Obama stated that “Neil was among the greatest of American heroes–not just of his time, but of all time.” Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. And for you space-science fans, these are some T-shirts design from Design By Humans competition that show cool theme of planet, space and astronauts make for a great space suit here on earth.