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Neil Armstrong, RIP at Age 82

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825
     
  2. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    quoting from an AP news release:
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

    Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said. It didn’t say where he died.
     
  3. AntAltMike

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    Actually, he blew the line, leaving out the first article, "a".
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    <moderator note> I edited the title for a bit more clarity.</>

    He'll live for a long time in our minds and in our hearts.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  5. Jimmy 440

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    A true American hero.He will be missed.RIP Neil
     
  6. Carl Spock

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    I have nothing to say. I am devastated.

    Neil Armstrong was the man I've always wanted to be.

    Cool. Calm. Controled. Capable.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    When I was growing up, I happened to go to Space Academy in July 1989. As it was the anniversary of the landing, I got the chance to see the three of them up on stage together. While I knew the significance, I didn't understand the rarity of the moment. It will be something I never forget.
     
  8. BubblePuppy

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    That is so sad. I sat enthralled in front of the tv watching what was probably Neil Armstrong's second first step. He was a major hero and a inspiration of many dreams for children that came true.
    After that first step I looked at the moon in a different light.
    Now most of my childhood 1960's era heroes are passing. Not many left.
    Neil, you've taken your third first step. May you rest in peace.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    I remember getting the news of his landing and walking on the moon after returning from a LRRP in Nam. Didn't get to see the footage until I returned stateside. Was very proud after so many Soviet firsts in space. Thanks Neil......R.I.P.
     
  10. AntAltMike

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  11. JACKIEGAGA

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    RIP Neil
     
  12. AntAltMike

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    I went to early grade school at a school that was too poor to have a TV. We "watched" at least the first two launches just staring at a shirt pocket transistor radio that the teacher had set on a table in front of the class.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    We've lost yet another American Icon.

    RIP Mr. Armstrong.
     
  14. TXD16

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    A final Godspeed, Mr. Armstrong.
     
  15. fluffybear

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    Terrible loss..

    Rest in Peace & thank you
     
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    From what I read about a year ago, that was a blip on the transmission. When a copy of the recording taken from the capsule was reviewed, he did say "a man."

    One of the last remaining true American heroes.
     
  17. Nick

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    Of interest:

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  18. AntAltMike

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    Aw, c'mon. Everyone recognizes that as a photoshopped, Kenyan General Declaration.
     
  19. Nick

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    I think Neil Armstrong is related to John Han****.
     
  20. James Long

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    Do we need to move this thread to the Laughter Forum? :(
     

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