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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Neil Armstrong Has Died

USAToday is reporting that the first man to walk on the moon has died.

It is a sad day.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Neil Armstrong passed away

RIP to a true American hero

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...edomain=usnews

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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday.
His family reported the death at 2:45 p.m. ET. A statement said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Dang. I did a report on the Apollo missions a few years back. This is terrible news
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One of my heroes..RIP Neil
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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Rip neil. American hero
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Sad, my elementary school was named after Neil. He will be missed!
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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From someone who grew up in his hometown (Wapakoneta). He turned his celebrity back on our community. Why should I have a good word for someone that treats people with disdain.
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From someone who grew up in his hometown (Wapakoneta). He turned his celebrity back on our community. Why should I have a good word for someone that treats people with disdain.
No one said you had to?
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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From someone who grew up in his hometown (Wapakoneta). He turned his celebrity back on our community. Why should I have a good word for someone that treats people with disdain.
The man wanted his privacy and not to be worshipped. He was a true hero in a world that seems to have lost the meaning of the word.

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From someone who grew up in his hometown (Wapakoneta). He turned his celebrity back on our community. Why should I have a good word for someone that treats people with disdain.
This is sick. A man died and you are turning your back to whole thing? You're no better than him.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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The man wanted his privacy and not to be worshipped. He was a true hero in a world that seems to have lost the meaning of the word.

RIP Neil.
Nothing heroic about him. He did not build the rocket he went for a ride. He did not build the suit, he just wore it. He did not create the moon, just walked on it. Anyone could have done the exact samething he did. He just got the seat.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:55 PM   #14
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This is sick. A man died and you are turning your back to whole thing? You're no better than him.
Your right.
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Nothing heroic about him. He did not build the rocket he went for a ride. He did not build the suit, he just wore it. He did not create the moon, just walked on it. Anyone could have done the exact samething he did. He just got the seat.
And exactly how brave do you need to be to put your trust in all those people, to fly to another world, to walk on it and to believe you're coming home again afterwards? Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins knew there was every chance it was a one way trip. Look at Apollo 13. If that accident had happened after a moon landing, they would be dead.

Those astronauts had balls and that makes them heroes in my eyes.
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Gawker posted this screen capture, bad bad mistake:

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Gawker posted this screen capture, bad bad mistake:

Talk about good reporting
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 04:26 PM   #18
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Nothing heroic about him. He did not build the rocket he went for a ride. He did not build the suit, he just wore it. He did not create the moon, just walked on it. Anyone could have done the exact samething he did. He just got the seat.
Lol at anyone can do it. Yeah anyone can be an astronaut.
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Anyone could have done the exact samething he did. He just got the seat.
If you fancy a go yourself, you can get in touch with NASA here. Let us know how you get on.
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If you fancy a go yourself, you can get in touch with NASA here. Let us know how you get on.
Not enough of a challenge, I expect.
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Sad day indeed. May his soul rest in peace. Innovator, Technologist and a true gentleman.
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You do know who we are talking about...right? You have looked at or read any of the screen shots or quotes from news outlets?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong
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You do know who we are talking about...right? You have looked at or read any of the screen shots or quotes from news outlets?
I think, er hope, he was being sarcastic
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And exactly how brave do you need to be to put your trust in all those people, to fly to another world, to walk on it and to believe you're coming home again afterwards? Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins knew there was every chance it was a one way trip. Look at Apollo 13. If that accident had happened after a moon landing, they would be dead.

Those astronauts had balls and that makes them heroes in my eyes.
Such irony from such a clear space cadet

Not withstanding the fact these guys had to fly craft at speeds and in places pretty much unexplored. Oh and they had to be in superb physical condition. And to have courage and nerve beyond compare. And be able to calculate angles of trajectory, periods of engine burn, yaw pitches etc etc

What have you ever done with your life? He was the first man on the moon. Match that, son.
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