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#31    itsnotoutthere

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Just heard. So sad.
Wonder if the pillock who started the 'we didn't land on the moon' conspiracy thread show his dumb face.?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:19 PM

How many of these questions can you answer correctly? Alas, I missed 4.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

Hail and Fare well Neil Armstrong.  He will always live on as my greatest hero.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

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.”

How beautiful :) :cry:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:33 PM

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 25 August 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

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.”

How beautiful :) :cry:

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Ugh, that's such a lovely way to put it. Made me tear up a bit.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:29 AM

I cannot  say a thing right now.  When this issue resolves, I will make a statement.

But for now, I appreciate what the family said earlier today:

"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."

There is nothing better to do right now.

I can't even express how I feel at this moment.

Edited by MID, 26 August 2012 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

He was an instrument and leading light of perhaps mankind's most impressive achievement to date.

I would compare him to Columbus or Marco Polo, but I think the accumulation of NASA and Armstrong's achievement is an order of magnitude better.  Columbus and Marco Polo did magnficent things, but both merely rediscovered (or discoverd new routes) to what others alread knew.

Armstrong did something truly unique.  He put a human footprint on an extraterrestrial body and no-one can seriously make a claim to having done that before him.

I hereby salute everything and everybody that lead up to Neil Armstrong's unique achievement of walking on another world.*
I'm sad I wasn't alive to see his moonwalk live and I think only a human walking on Mars can top what NASA and Armstrong and everyone else did.

I only hope I live long enough to see such a thing.  My parents and my sister recall seeing Neil walking on the moon.  I am truly jealous of them.



* World, planet, moon, whatever.  To hell with technicalities.

Edited by Archimedes, 26 August 2012 - 02:40 AM.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

When I hear the words 'Neil Armstrong', I see that young, smiling face - the face that took the world to the Moon. Possibly the worlds most famous man, he shunned the limelight, and one must admire his character for choosing that path. A hero in his own right and an icon for generations to come, he showed us the true meaning of courage and sacrifice, and in so doing, he has left an indelible imprint, not only on upon the Moon itself, but upon the very hearts and minds of millions.

Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk upon the Moon, has died age 82 :cry:




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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:36 AM

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

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.

I must have missed that, Waspie, very sorry to hear that as well.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:47 AM

Neil Armstrong has returned to the unknown. He takes with him the memories of billions of us who watched those grainy black and white images and heard those words: one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

I feel like another piece of my childhood has driftly gently away.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:36 AM

A true hero that will be greatly missed.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostTaun, on 25 August 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

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....

You and I are the same age...I, too, was 16 years old when Mr. Armstrong made that historic walk. Only it was my Dad that became emotional. You see, he was a scientist/engineer who, like your Mom, had seen the incredible human progress of the 20th century. I personally believe this was the high point of American society...I've never seen anything to equal it and doubt I ever will.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

View PostArchimedes, on 26 August 2012 - 02:35 AM, said:

I think only a human walking on Mars can top what NASA and Armstrong and everyone else did.
I don't even think the first man on Mars could top it, with the moon landings no-one knew if such an endeavour was possible, even when they got there no-one was certain they could get back (Nixon had a second speech in case something went wrong up there).  We know we can put a man on Mars, because of Neil Armstrong's achievements.

I really thought the man would live forever.  

He walked on THE MOON for god's sake, incredible!!

Edited by Splodgenessabounds, 26 August 2012 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:56 PM

R.I.P.

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