Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another "Makes Me Feel Old" Moment

US space pioneers to get congressional medals
"The US Congress on Wednesday will award the nation's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to four American astronauts including the first man to walk on the Moon, 81-year-old Neil Armstrong.

Other recipients are Buzz Aldrin, 81, who was second man to walk on the Moon, and Michael Collins, also 81, who was the command module pilot for Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon in 1969.

The fourth winner is former senator John Glenn, 90, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.

They were given the nod by Congress in 2009 to receive the award, making them the first astronauts ever named to the honor, on what was then the 40th anniversary of the pioneering US mission to the Moon."
I remember. I remember. T'was amazing. It's one of the reasons it's so easy to admire America. Their inventiveness and accomplishments are literally out of this world.

I'm still waiting for the Americans to invent a fountain of youth pill, though. I'd like to live forever.

Or maybe not.

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