Neil Armstrong did not just inspire a generation of engineers. He inspired a generation of kids. He was my first hero and I can still hear my mom saying if Neil Armstrong can go to the moon and back, I can do anything.
He holds a singular place in history and as far as I know, he never made it about him at all. Probably not a lot of us on here that remember that "one small step for man". I was laying in bed in a small motel room in Door County watching it on a small B&W TV. I was amazed that I could actually see it live.