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#16    susieice

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Fox News has a nice video it used in it's announcement.
http://www.foxnews.c...ong-dies-at-82/

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:23 PM

From http://neilarmstrong....com/statement/

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Statement from the Family of Neil Armstrong

Saturday, August 25, 2012

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

“Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

“Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati.

“He remained an advocate of aviation and exploration throughout his life and never lost his boyhood wonder of these pursuits.

“As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of good will from people around the world and from all walks of life.

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

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Further information may be found at www.neilarmstronginfo.com.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

Godspeed Lt. Armstrong

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Neil Armstrong.

A name that will be remembered and spoken for as long as Humanity endures.
He takes one last 'giant leap' into the great unknown.

Good luck Neil, on this last journey that we all must make.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

Wow. A great man with great achievements.
Too bad some of his "ashes" couldn't be placed in a plaque on the moon, say, next to his footprints.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

View Postpallidin, on 25 August 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Wow. A great man with great achievements.
Too bad some of his "ashes" couldn't be placed in a plaque on the moon, say, next to his footprints.

Perhaps one day they will.... :)






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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

View Postpallidin, on 25 August 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Wow. A great man with great achievements.
Too bad some of his "ashes" couldn't be placed in a plaque on the moon, say, next to his footprints.

View PostCzero 101, on 25 August 2012 - 08:33 PM, said:

Perhaps one day they will.... :)
Now wouldn't that be something!

Very sad loss. :(  RIP

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:46 PM

:( <..but also, how lucky was I to be alive when people like him roamed the earth. I have no idea what it must be like to be someone who inspires people who he'd never meet, but every now and again someone like that comes along....he was one of a few that do that.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

We shall all miss this Great Man ! Such  a wonderful way of Life he lead !

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

There are moments in our lives that we remember forever...  One such was 20 July 1969, my 16th birthday...  It was late in the evening (in my time zone) and my whole family was crowded around the TV set... The image was grainy - even by 1969 standards and really there wasn't much to see - just the high point of human civilization....

For one golden moment the entire world held it's breath and watched as one... Perhaps the last time it has ever done so...  I remember tears in my mothers eyes as she looked over at me and said with a proud smile...

"When I was little girl, we moved here in a covered wagon. Oh, it wasn't like the ones you see in movies, but it was pulled by horses and covered with canvas... Now we are landing on the moon....In my lifetime!"


Thank you Lt Armstrong... For you service, your heroics, my mothers happy tears and for the dreams you gave all of us.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:08 PM

View PostHilander, on 25 August 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

A real American Hero.  The type you want your kids to look up to unlike those sports stars.
More than that, a true GLOBAL hero. He represented the best of what humanity has to offer; brave, professional, intelligent and modest.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong, and may your soul walk on the far side of the moon (reference to a Pink Floyd song) to helped the US win the space race.

Also in the news (off topic trip): 7-time Tour de France winner no more!...Lance Armstrong stripped of all his titles and banned from pro bicycling for life.

Now you know how significant Neil is, but not Lance when he cheats to get where he's going (or headed).

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 25 August 2012 - 09:48 PM, said:

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That Is exactly what I said when I saw the news.

It's been a horrible couple of months, with 3 astronauts dying since 1st July. On that day Alan Poindexter, a former shuttle commander, succumbed to injuries received in a jet ski accident.

On 23rd July we lost America's first female astronaut, Sally Ride.

Now we have lost the most iconic astronaut of them all.

I have seldom, if ever, felt such a sense of loss for a person I never met.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 25 August 2012 - 10:16 PM.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 25 August 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

That us exactly what I said when I saw the news.

It's been a horrible couple of months, with 3 astronauts dying since 1st July. On that day Alan Poindexter, a former shuttle commander, succumbed to injuries received in a jet ski accident.

On 23rd July we lost America's first female astronaut, Sally Ride.

Now we have lost the most iconic astronaut of them all.

I have seldom, if ever, felt such a sense of loss for a person I never met.
I know, right? Makes me wish they'd get the maned missions in gear and get us off this rock!

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