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Old 25th August 2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | NEIL ARMSTRONG HAS DIED

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Old 25th August 2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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One of the great men of our time.. RIP..
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Old 25th August 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Even though i was very young then I recall the moon landing and never forgot the suspense that was in the air when everybody was watching on B&W TV what was happening...
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Old 25th August 2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Crikey, just heard on the news this sad information too... I assumed he was immortal, not just his name.

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Old 25th August 2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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I was still two years away from breathing when Neil Armstrong walked upon the moon. But it still resonates with me. He was part of something that mankind achieved that is still enormous today.

My grandmother bought a brand new 25" color TV to watch the moon landing. That TV working until the mid 1980's just fine.

Neil is a few years older than my mother, but was from the town of Wapakoneta, Ohio, around 10-15 miles south of my mothers hometown of Lima, OH. If you get the chance, there is a museum in Wapakoneta dedicated to Neil Armstrong and space travel. Neat place.

Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong

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Old 25th August 2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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They say that every great journey starts with a single step, well every great journey ends with one also.....although in Neil Armstrongs case it's with "one giant leap"
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Old 26th August 2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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I can remember watching the moon landing in junior high school. Memorable.

I think his humility in the many years after was most impressive. It would have been easy to adopt a monsterous ego and sell out his fame, but he remained down-to-earth and lived a life of integrity.

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Old 26th August 2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Every time I see footage of the men who walked on the moon, I watch slack jawed with the hairs on the back of my neck on end.
A true hero of the American nation and human kind.
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Old 26th August 2012, 04:31 PM   #9
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Armstrong was one of the coolest under pressure pilots that ever flew. Back in the days when testing out the prototype of the Lunar Module he was doing a test flight in the morning, had to hit the eject button, with maybe 12 seconds to spare, the module crashed, his parachute opened gliding him down to earth. Everyone had their heart in their throat and there was Neil back in time for lunch barely breaking a sweat. Talk about cool under pressure! Right then and there I think everyone knew he'd be to go to guy for the first moon landing. RIP Neil, your giant step lives on!
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Old 26th August 2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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