New York Time Obit for Neil Armstrong: "A quiet, private man, at heart an engineer and crack test pilot, Mr. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, as the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the mission that culminated the Soviet-American space race in the 1960s. President John F. Kennedy had committed the nation “to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” It was done with more than five months to spare..."
We never looked at our Moon the same way again, or the Earth.
When astronauts were on the Moon when I was a kid, me and my brother and sisters would run outside and look up into the night sky to try and see them. Our old neighbor next store worried that when astronauts were walking on the Moon it always seemed to rain. She didn't gain the global perspective the astronauts did, she was concerned with our street in Philadelphia and her lawn, but our young minds were blown.