Well here it is, 40 years ago today Neil and Buzz had achieved the unthinkable only ten years earlier.
There has been much debate of course about the date of the anniversary, if you live in the US the date was July 20th, but here in the UK it is today. The reason being that the "first step" took place at 9:18pm EDT which related to 2.18am BST here in the UK.
The news thus hit the headlines on July 21st here, the day before my 7th birthday!
Anyway, it was nice to see Neil on TV last night attending some kind of event at NASA making a very rare appearance and speech.
Of course he was advised by Charles Lindberg to not give interviews or autographs, Charles being the first solo pilot to cross the atlantic (in 1927) had been his own "first man" of that generation and had paid the price of his fame when his infant son was kidnapped and murdered in 1932 amid a media frenzy across the globe.
Neil it seems heeded the advice of one of his childhood heroes.
It seems that after touching down at Tranquility Base Neil and Buzz had to first ensure that they could execute an emergency lift off while a "stay" "no stay" decision was being made back at Houston.
They were then scheduled for a rest prior to taking that first step but pursuaded Houston to let them cut that rest short.
The rest they say is history, one has to admire these men for their sheer bravery for stepping literally into the unknown, they could well have been swallowed up by quick sand or much worse.