Neil Armstrong has died, after recent heart surgery. I am old enough to have watched the grainy video of that first step. It has been 43 years. I really thought I might take be taking a similar step by now. Armstrong was a bit like a real-life Kirk. While for me Kirk and all of Trek represent the best of our species projected into the future, Armstrong was a real person, a good man, an extraordinary pilot. A man who was not a hero who did something heroic. If the night sky is clear where you are tonight, go outside and look at the moon. It is our moon. We have been there. We will be there again. And all the other places.