The Week That Was, August 30th, 2012
Remembering Neil Armstrong
The world was hit with the sad news of Neil Armstrong’s passing this week. News that the first man on the moon had died shocked and saddened many, with news of his death soon becoming a worldwide trending topic. Words such as “hero” and “great American” were frequently used in the heartfelt messages Tweeted by the likes of Richard Branson, Piers Morgan and retired astronaut, Mark Kelly.
Our favourite message certainly has to be a message from Neil Armstrong’s family sating: “ The next time you walk out on a clear night and see the moon smiling, think of Neil and give him a wink.”
In our little tribute to Neil, here are a few of his inspiring quotes and famous images to remember him by:
“Lunar exploration was a great deal of fun and an enormous amount of very hard work, which proves, I hope, that hard work can also be fun.” – From an interview with ThinkQuest.org
“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul … we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” – From the Apollo press conference (noted in Norman Mailer’s “Of a Fire on the Moon”)
And of course…..
“This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
First song on Mars
From man’s first step on the moon, to the first song on Mars! NASA’s Curiosity Rover is not only charting new territories in neighboring planets, but also premiering new will.i.am songs in its spare time. The singer’s new song “Reach For The Stars” was broadcast live on the surface of Mars via Curiousity on Tuesday. According to Reuters, the collaboration between NASA and will.i.am was to aid the singers i.am.angel Foundation, which provides digital resources in school classrooms.
Watch the video here.
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In other news….
Twitter launches certified product platform