"Neil Armstrong was as close to a hero as I've ever had.
The 1969 landing on the moon was about as exciting as anything could possibly be for a 6 year old boy. I had wall charts, posters, rocket toys, everything I could possibly gather. In later life he stayed an enigma, a gentle and wise soul who shunned the media spotlight and gave due credit to his fellow astronauts, engineers, scientists and everyone who contributed to the extraordinary Apollo missions.
The tracks are loosely themed around space and the moon, but they aren't connected to him in any particular way."
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Something for the Weekend: Apollo 11 - A tribute to Neil Armstrong
Rather longer than anything I've posted previously on Something for the Weekend, but you can always skip any tracks you don't like (don't miss the NASA clips between tracks though). The tribute was put together by 'Wildwood', who was clearly affected by Armstrong and his achievements in a similar way to me. He says: