Neil Armstrong - our First Man on the Moon - recently passed away. This American Hero was 82 years old.
It's pretty nice that at least Neil was alive to witness the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars. That must have been pretty exciting for his old pioneer spirit. Another hero worth noting is Sally Ride. The First Woman in Space also left us earlier this month.
After losing Armstrong & Ride, space certainly feels a little emptier.
Although, this Curiosity Mars Rover - along with the announcements of future space missions, makes it just as exciting as it ever has been before. Without these great pioneers, American Space Travel would not be where it is today.
And if that weren't bad enough ... there is even more bad news for the Armstrong Family.
Recently, Lance Armstrong was accused of using Performance Enhancing Drugs and was stripped of all his medals from winning La Tour de France. He was so distraught with the loss of his Uncle, that Lance decided to not fight the claims.
Hopefully, at the funeral they played "It's a Wonderful World" by their cousin, Louis Armstrong.