Some time has gone by since the passing of Neil Armstrong and the media furor that reminded us of his remarkable life is dying down. Let's face it. As a species, we have a short attention span. The fact that most of the world still knew Neil Armstrong's name, when he had spent 43 years avoiding the limelight that he had duly earned, is a fair measure of what he did and what his accomplishment symbolized. When a thinking person considers the life of Neil Armstrong, he or she can only have one response: "My God. We sent people to the moon and bought them safely home."