The passing of Neil Armstrong comes as a shock. Surely the first human to set foot on another celestial body would never succumb to something as predictable and inevitable as mortality? But succumb he did, last Saturday (August 25), from complications following cardiovascular procedures.
The opening of a new runway for civil use is a rare event, but even more unusual when that runway is 12,501 feet of smooth pavement, specifically the joint military-civil-use Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru, Ind. Grissom ARB, previously available to civil operators with prior permission only, was formally opened to regular public use during a dedication ceremony held on September 17.