American astronauts, spaceflyers mourn Neil Armstrong’s death via Twitter
Social media meets the Space Age, in part. A pretty cool story via Fox, with more at link.
“I know I am joined by millions of others in mourning Neil’s passing — a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew,” wrote Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who walked with Armstrong on the moon on July 20, 1969, in his Twitter post. He writes as @TheRealBuzz.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Neil Armstrong,” wrote former astronaut Leroy Chiao (@AstroDude), four-time spaceflyer and commander the International Space Station. “He was my childhood hero, who inspired me to become an astronaut myself.” [Photos: Neil Armstrong – American Icon Remembered]
Former shuttle astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to fly in space, agreed.
“As young girl watching #NeilArmstrong step on the moon, the stars came a little bit closer & my world & expectations quite a bit larger,” Jemison wrote as @maejemison.