Neil Armstrong

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  2. already a thread on this
     
  3. #3 V8stangman, Aug 25, 2012
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    First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82: NBC

    ormer U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

    Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.

    As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon's dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

    The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong's last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA's deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.

    He left NASA a year later to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

    The former astronaut lived in the Cincinnati area with his wife, Carol.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825
     
  4. I remember watching him on TV on that famous day when he walked on the moon.
    An event that I will always remember.
     
  5. yeah just heard it. that's sad.
     
  6. RIP, what a bummer.
     
  7. An american hero
     
  8. played a mean trumpet
     
  9. very sad news <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  10. Well this is just #$%#ing tragic. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  11. godspeed neil
     
  12. Everyone dies eventually, its sad but its life

    Atleast he was well travelled, had a good life and was well respected by many people.

    A genuine good guy. Rip
     
  13. RIP brave soul. He truly represented the very best humanity has to offer.
     
  14. especially when he punched that asshole in the face
     
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  16. #16 SupraMan, Aug 25, 2012
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    it was buzz aldrin that punched the dude in the face

     
  17. #17 marcusmv3, Aug 25, 2012
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    oh well, neil would have done the same im certain
     
  18. i would like to have seen them both punching him at the same time, one on each side, so that his head gets squished, and when their fists meat in the middle of where his head used to be (it disintegrated), it creates a sonic boom that kills everyone in a 1 mile radius, except for neil and buzz
     
  19. neil and buzz
    coupla american action heros
     
  20. The Hollywood action-movie trope of the guidance computer failing, and the stoic pilot forced to manually override controls? Neil Armstrong did that in real life when first the guidance computer failed under an executive overflow, and then when the pre-programmed landing site appeared to be a massive boulder field when the Eagle had less than a minute of fuel remaining.
     
  21. #21 Archaeopteryx, Aug 25, 2012
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    i could watch this on repeat for like a week.

    feels so good man
     
  22. I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, and space exploration companion, Neil Armstrong today. As Neil, Mike Collins and I trained together for our historic Apollo 11 Mission, we understood the many technical challenges we faced, as well as the importance and profound implications of this historic journey. We will now always be connected as the crew of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, yet for the many millions who witnessed that remarkable achievement for humankind, we were not alone.
    Whenever I look at the moon I am reminded of that precious moment, over four decades ago, when Neil and I stood on the desolate, barren, yet beautiful, Sea of Tranquility, looking back at our brilliant blue planet Earth suspended in the darkness of space, I realized that even though we were farther away from earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone. Virtually the entire world took that memorable journey with us. I know I am joined by many millions of others from around the world in mourning the passing of a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew. My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a historic moment in human history.
    I had truly hoped that on July 20th, 2019, Neil, Mike and I would be standing together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of our moon landing, as we also anticipated the continued expansion of humanity into space, that our small mission helped make possible. Regrettably, this is not to be. Neil will most certainly be there with us in spirit.
    On behalf of the Aldrin family, we extend our deepest condolences to Carol and the entire Armstrong family. I will miss my friend Neil as I know our fellow citizens and people around world will miss this foremost aviation and space pioneer.
    May he Rest in Peace, and may his vision for our human destiny in space be his legacy.
    BUZZ ALDRIN
     
  23. sad news indeed <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  24. ;_; <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  25. lol
     

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