Cornyn Statement On Neil Armstrong
by John Cornyn on August 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Today we have lost one of our nation's finest heroes and a timeless symbol of the American spirit.
Forty-three years ago, his was the voice that came through loud and clear at Johnson Space Center's Mission Control to alert an anxious nation and the world of man's first steps on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong's immortalized words, "that's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind," ushered us into a new era where we believed anything was possible.
I know all Texans join me today in paying tribute to this true American legend and offering our sincere condolences to Carol, the Armstrong family and the NASA community.