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Neil Armstrong and the Moon

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Dish.  In it, a bunch of Australians running a radio telescope help relay pictures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk on the moon.  At one point, one of them observes that the first moon walk was science’s chance to be “daring.”

After Armstrong died this week, I read a tweet that observed 24 human beings have walked on the moon.  17 are still alive.  The youngest is 76. (Correction – the numbers are off.  The actual numbers are worse.  See the correct info in the comments – serves me right for failing to double check numbers off a tweet!)

The odds are quite good that none of them will live to see the 25th.

That makes me sad.

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