A wonderful interview with Neil Armstrong, who recounts his first landing on the moon and offers his thoughts on the future of NASA.
I'm a bit of a space buff. I watched the first moonwalk on TV, on that July night in 1969 (I was 14). I wanted to be an astronaut before I wanted to be a brain surgeon. My inability to tolerate carnival rides pretty much disqualified me for the astronaut corps (ironically I also got queasy at the sight of blood, but fortunately for my surgical career I got over that), but I remain an astronaut aficionado.
For readers who share my love of astronaut lore, the best book I've read on the Apollo program is Andrew Chaikin's Man on the Moon. Engrossing, funny, poignant. Highly recommended.
I really respect Armstrong. He has been reticent to speak publicly since the moon landing, and has maintained a dignified private life.
He's a quiet hero, and a class act.