The Mars Society UK
Neil Armstrong


The first man to walk on the surface of another world

Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, shortly after the conclusion of the Mars Society UK's conference. Neil was very disappointed at the lack of progress in the American Space programme in the last few decades, and spoke out against a lack of vision and the lack of real targets for America in space. He was critical of the Obama administration cutting back on the space programme and - like his fellow Apollo 11 astronauts - called for human flights to Mars.

Mars Society committee member Jerry Stone is a freelance presenter on space exploration.

He was interviewed on BBC News and Sky News about Neil Armstrong and his legacy, and mentioned Armstrong's views about the current state of America's space programme.


In respect of the call to fly to Mars, he produced this version of the Apollo 11 crew meeting with President Obama ...

You can watch the BBC interview here.

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