SEATTLE -- At the Museum of Flight, today was different. There was a heavy feeling as one person told another about the passing of Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Museum visitors spent time reflecting on Armstrong's accomplishments.
"I remember the front page of the newspaper. I think I was 7 or 8 years old when I saw that," said visitor Cecile Smith. "I remember being excited about it. The family was excited about it."
Dan Beeler, another visitor at the Museum of Flight, remembers being inspired.
"As a child it showed whatever you want to do you can do," said Beeler. "He was just a great adventurer, he was courageous, and one heck of a pilot."
Armstrong was a "great friend of the museum," according to Mike Bush, the Museum of Flight's Marketing Director. Armstrong attended a few local events that either supported charitable causes or benefited his fellow astronauts.
Armstrong is the reason why people lingered a bit longer at the museum today, looking at old photos and newspaper clippings about the pioneer's walk on the moon.
"I stopped to look at his picture, and remember him for a moment," said Smith.