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Old August 25th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Neil Armstrong has died

Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, has died. He was 82.

I was in grade school at the time of the Apollo moon landings and remember how excited we all were about it, students and teachers alike. The entire student body would get to go to the cafeteria to watch some of the moon landings. It was a very incredible time in our lives; the thought of actually setting foot on ground, other than that of Earth, was mind-boggling.

Now, when I think of those days, I think of how my parents must have viewed it all. They were both born in the 1920's and literally saw this country go from horse and buggy, in some places, to seeing people landing and walking on the moon. Excitement and pride are just two words that come to mind. I'm sure that many more could be added... today, it would be -- remembrance.

My wife and I attended the Pirates-Brewers game tonight and prior to the National Anthem, we learned about Armstrong's death and the crowd paid tribute to him with a moment of silence. I didn't bow my head, though, I looked up and as fate would have it, I could see the moon. My eyes never strayed from it. A part of my heart and a part of my childhood left me today.

Then, the National Anthem was sung and it seemed to sound particularly beautiful tonight.


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Old August 26th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Sad passing of a true hero of mankind,
A hero to many of the highest quality the world over.

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I can still vividly remember watching him descend the ladder of the LEM, on our old B&W Magnavox TV. Such a sense of awe, back then. We need to recapture that.
Armstrong has passed. The manned space program, outside of LEO, was murdered.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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Talent, skill, dignity, humility.. history's man of the hour who became the iconic face/voice of a team who realised a dream, and inspired a new generation.

Andy Thomas paid tribute today..




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I vividly remember the landing on the moon.

He'll be sadly missed.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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The ISS should be renamed Armstrong Station.
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Or if we ever get back to the Moon, the moon base definitely.
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The ISS should be renamed Armstrong Station.
I 100% agree.
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Or if we ever get back to the Moon, the moon base definitely.
That's taken. Alpha.
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I liked how Neil Armstrong played along with the fiction of the last Transformers movie. They brought him in to say what really went on with the moon mission.
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That's taken. Alpha.
I think that it can be changed. 1999 has come and gone.

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So has 1996, but the Botany Bay still took off, with Khan & Co. Just ask any uber-Trekoid.
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So has 1996, but the Botany Bay still took off, with Khan & Co. Just ask any uber-Trekoid.
And the Eugenics Wars never happened.

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