On his voyage to the Moon, Neil Armstrong believed his survival had “as much chance as a blind hen in a foxes’ den.? Armstrong’s remarkable feat, becoming the first human to land on the Moon—and not sinking into the soft cheese when he stepped off the ladder—is comparable in daring and danger to Charles Lindbergh’s achievement nearly 40 years earlier when he became the first human to cross the Atlantic solo. Both men discovered that the cost of achieving hero status is, at times, equal to, maybe even greater than, the benefits and fame they garnered. However, one senses that Armstrong, who became friends with Lindbergh, dining with him at a banquet held by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots in September, 1969, shortly after his return from space, was better prepared for the tumult that awaited him. Lindbergh was not ready for stardom, and therein lies the story, a quintessential Euripides-like Greek tragedy where the hero suffers a serious misfortune which is connected to his actions, demonstrating humankind’s vulnerability to suffering brought about by human and divine intervention.