With the passing of Neil Armstrong, not Neil Young NBC, I pause and despair for the state of our cultural economy. This was the first man to land on ground not of this earth, and yet too many young people know more about Snookie than the achievements of this amazing man and his very few peers.
9 men ever landed on the moon, many millions behave embarrassingly and do little more for notoriety. As a society we must challenge what our young people are idolising. Our lives are reliant on men like Armstrong, engineers who have resurfaced this globe to our bidding. Scientists who have given us the power to communicate across the globe, with computers more powerful than the Eagle lunar module.
So here are a few names of those whom we should ensure that our young people know, and never forget the gifts they have bestowed upon us.
Neil Armstrong – First Man on The Moon.
Buzz Aldrin – Second Man on The Moon.
Alexander Fleming – Discoverer of Penicillin.
Nikolas Tesla – Electrical engineer and creator of AC current systems.
Archimedes – Arguably a founding father of Experimental Engineering.
Alan Turing – Developed Binary (the code your computer is using to reproduce my words).
Leonardo da Vinci – All Round Visionary
Sir Tim Berners Lee – Creator of the Internet
I’m keen to hear your submissions.