Neil Armstrong is having heart bypass surgery.
I've always had mixed feelings towards Mr. Armstrong.
On the one hand, he was first and this Counts. In every possible way, it Counts. He stood on the moon and he did it first. Yes, there were at least a dozen others who could have done it, but it was him. He did it calmly and successfully.
On the other hand, there's the dullness, and his refusal to have any sort of a public life, and that pisses me off. I don't know how else to describe it. He landed on the moon. But was that the totality of his mission, piloting the LEM?
He did that part of the job, and many will say that it's not right to expect anything more from him. But is that true?