Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, has died aged 82. His passing has reverberated the world over as his giant leap for mankind is remembered. Twitter has been awash with messages about the great astronaut. Here are the best ones.
President Barack Obama (BarackObama):
“Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time. Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step.”
Director, Edgar Wright (@edgarwright):
"43 years ago, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Yesterday, I walked to the shops. Neil wins."
US Navy doctor, Andy Baldwin (@DrAndyBaldwin):
“Neil Armstrong's footprints will remain on the Moon long after humans are gone. http://pic.twitter.com/SeHC48i8”
Comedian, PJ Gallagher (pjgallagher):
“Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. He got there with less technology than is in your iPhone. In the 60's. There are no excuses for anything.”
Director and comics writer, Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith):
“I salute you, NEIL ARMSTRONG! Thanks for your courage & class! You showed the galaxy how far a kid from Ohio could boldly go.”
The second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz):
“Here is the my full length official statement regarding the passing of Neil Armstrong on my website. http://tinyurl.com/8ddod9p”
Him, God Almighty (@Godstagram):
“RIP Neil Armstrong, who died at 3:03 am. In Genesis 3:03 "God then created the moon to oppose the sun"."
Novelist, Tony Martin (@MrTonyMartin):
“Neil Armstrong's 'finite number of heartbeats' theory is a compelling reason to never do physical exercise.”
Superman’s nemesis, General Zod (@Zod_Is_Supreme):
“Anyone "commemorating" Neil Armstrong's death by claiming the moon missions were a hoax will be personally thrown there to see for themself.”
Master magician, David Copperfield (@D_Copperfield)
“He proved that the sky is no longer the limit. Every dream, no matter how big, starts with just one small step. A legend. Neil Armstrong.”
The Mighty Boosh (@TheMightyBoosh):
“Neil Armstrong, walking on me face.”
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