Well said and just as the real moment brought a tear to the eye the moment he gained control of the descent, I again felt the same palpable feeling of joy. I'm too young for the moment in 1969 (by a mere 2 years), but I can now grasp the sheer elation of the moment and the relief of the realization that the man did what no man had done before, on a grand scale and in a seemingly perfect manner. some hypoxia is expected and to have performed as he did, keeping his wits, keeping his focus and keeping with the mission goes to show that humanity has hope.
Thanks for the article.
I watched the whole thing, from lift-off of the balloon, which was perfect... to Felix's perfect walking landing under canopy. Over three hours to get to jump altitude, and just over seven minutes to be feet on the ground. How many of us would have had the guts to make it?? Not me...You?? Nuff Said!!