Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died aged 82, following cardiac surgery.  He stepped onto the surface of the moon on 20 July 1969, with the words, “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind“.

Neil Armstrong

Source: NASA

Neil Armstrong described himself as: “I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer, and I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.”

His family have asked us to: “honour his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

PS – what’s a pocket protector? It’s the insert that goes in the top pocket of your labcoat to protect against leaky pens and pointy scissors.