Neil Armstrong dies at age 82 :(

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    Aug 25, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    I don't think anyone has ever walked on the moon.



    RIP Mr. Armstrong
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    RIP

    He has had a long productive life - good for him icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    RIP
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Aug 25, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Sad day...here he is talking to President Nixon from the moon on that historic day in 1969.

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    Aug 25, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    One last step for Neil.

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    Aug 25, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    the news keep reporting it as a great tragedy. WHY? The fuckn guy lived an amazing life and died in his 80s.

    there is no tragedy here. what do we want Armstrong strapped to a ventilator until he's 122? fuck
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    Aug 25, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Sad day for America and the world. Let's hope the loss of him
    Jolts America up to pursuing peaceful exploration of space.

    A true hero of humanity.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 25, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    A truly sad day for the world. He was one of the greatest Americans, a true hero, and a really decent man as well. I wanted to be an astronaut just like him. He also helped awaken my interest in science generally.

    I was mesmerized by Apollo 11 as Neil, Buzz, and Michael flew to the Moon. I was only nine but even I knew its historic significance. The BBC gave so much air time to the mission and I watched it all.

    Neil was supremely qualified to be the Mission Commander: calm and cool, and immensely knowledgeable, experienced as a test pilot/astronaut, and courageous.

    It was a time of the highest hopes. He showed us what we can do when we dream big and face down our fears. Unfortunately, the world has retreated from that. Now our dreams are little and imaginations cramped by so many fears.

    I loved the quote from his family about the next time you see the Moon, look up and give Neil a wink!

    Neil Armstrong, RIP.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 25, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Wow, it is indeed a sad day for the entire world, not just for the Americans. Because of what he did, he gave us all hope that our dreams are all possible, whatever they may be.

    He was a leader who lead the world into a new era where governments all around the world realize the immense importance of science. I have great respect for the man.
  • calibro

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    Aug 25, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    and to think they just stripped him of his moon walking titles...
  • cromi

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    i swear, i thought he is dead for like 10 years now :s
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    There are several times that I remember well...like yesterday..when they landed on the moon is one of them.

    What an amazing thing: to travel so far, and to walk on the moon, and to return safely...and to be the first person in modern civilization to do so.
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    I think the family needs some space now.
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    The Apollo Space Program brought science and engineering to a new level in a boom time for the U.S.

    It's part and parcel of what has kept the Americans ahead, in life, war, and such..our technology. We became what we are because we were always ahead in technology until recent years.

    The Apollo Space Program mobilized the brightest of the brightest to do a nearly impossible task with what we would now consider primitive computing. Like the Manhattan Project that built the A bomb using slide rules, those guys advanced us in national pride, and in every day household items.

    Ever use WD-40? Water displacement formula 40, for NASA :-) (And, many, many more things.)

    Next time a Right Winger says quit spending remind him of the railroads, the REA, the Homesteads, The power projects, the space program, the interstate highway system. No business was built its own. Neil Armstrong took that step but...nearly 100,000 people were directly involved in getting him there.

    You must have nerves of steel and love adrenaline because riding that rocket had to be one heck of a ride.

    Kudos to Neil, his family, and all those in The Apollo Space Program. Well done.
  • metta

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    NBCNews.com Screws Up, Reports Astronaut ‘Neil Young’ Dies

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/nbcnews-com-screws-up-reports-astronaut-neil-young-dies_b142752




    My ex-neighbor used to tell me that Neil Armstrong was a very kind, and very shy man. He was her uncle.
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    I remember watching it live on TV on the momentuous day in July of 1969.

    RIP Mr Amstrong, a great American icon. icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 11:44 AM GMT
    DG1990 saidServes him right for dying - He cheated in all those
    Tour de France races.


    Get real, dude... the Tour de France is a hoax.
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    "A Celebration of the Life of Neil Armstrong"


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    Sep 14, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    1. the best they could do in 1969 was black and white tv. but they could beam a signal from the moon?
    2. van allen belt. how did they send a man through in 1969 without getting barbecued?
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    and i forgot to mention no countries space program has sent a human past the van allen belt since the Apollo missions
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Photos of his burial at sea

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157631536401291