August 25, 2012

When Wheaton Met Neil Armstrong

Wil Wheaton:

“I met Neil Armstrong once, at a dinner to honor Jimmy Doohan in the early 2000s.

He was not much taller than me, but he was a giant of a man. He was as kind as he was intimidating.

I don’t remember what I said to him, or what he said to me, because all I could think the entire time was ‘This man has walked on the fucking moon.’

Rest in peace, Neil. Because of your bravery and your courage, an entire species will forever look into the night sky and see not a mystery, but a destination.

(sorry for the full lift, Wil, but there was no part insignificant enough to leave out.)