WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement on the passing of Neil Armstrong.
“Neil Armstrong was a pioneer in human space exploration and will always be remembered as Ohio's own and the first man to walk on the moon. But like any pioneer, he wasn't content to rest on his achievements - he was focused on the future. The last time I spoke with him, we discussed the need to instill a love for science and math in young people. Neil inspired so many Americans, and I have no doubt that his legacy will motivate more Ohioans to continue our state's proud tradition of leadership in aerospace. Connie and I will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.”