Neil Armstrong

'I am, and ever will be, a white socks,
pocket protector, nerdy engineer...'


Deep capability, serious achievement and genuine humility. What a combination. As the child of an aeronautical engineer, we spent countless hours around the kitchen table hearing stories about Neil, Buzz, NASA and great feats of aviation that kept us in awe and wonder. Image NASA. Words Neil Armstrong. See the superb BBC interview on what it's like to be on the moon and Economist profile of the man and the time.