The good Armstrong…

The dean of Australian aerospace journalists, Ben Sandilands, on Neil Armstrong’s death, here.

I was just about to turn 13 years old, on July 20, 1969 and I remember every bit of the landing and subsequent moon walk. To a kid growing up in the shadow of Caltech among the palm trees of Pasadena, it seemed then that the future was truly filled with wondrous possibilities.

Professor Armstrong passed away yesterday at the age of 82. There will never be another first man on the moon.