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Astronaut’s fame will endure

Neil Armstrong. Not a lot has been said about his passing, all things considered. He was far from the most famous personality of our day. But perhaps a better perspective would be had if we could fast forward 10,000 years in time and assume that civilization is still alive. Few would remember names like Buddha, Beethoven, Rembrandt, Einstein, Shakespeare, Newton, Isaac, Washington, Hitler, Columbus, or maybe even what a pope was.

But they would remember Neil Armstrong. First human to step on dirt not of this Earth. That will be remembered.

John Ward

Spokane



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