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REST IN PEACE NEIL ARMSTRONG

BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/25 20:00:15
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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/08/25 20:03:40
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +20
    I remember watching and listening to that mission while it went on. Of course, for most of it the best way to get it was on radio. (Nothing but animation, you see.) I remember standing by to plant a flag in our yard the moment I could confirm touchdown. Of course, I didn't understand that "Contact light!" "OK, engine stop!" was all I needed. So when Astronaut Armstrong said,

    "Houston, ah, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."

    That's when I knew. I rushed to the middle of the lawn, planted the flag, and rushed back in time to hear the CapCom say:

    "Roger, Twank--er, Tranquillity. We copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot."

    That night--very late--we all stayed up to watch the Moon walk.

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  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2012/11/09 20:58:50
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    Neil Armstrong has taken his last earthbound step------- he will Never be forgotten! RIP dear sir
  • P. Sturm 2012/09/06 09:11:51
    P. Sturm
    +1
    RIP Neil.
  • Herb 2012/08/28 01:39:24
    Herb
    +1
    Gods speed neil on the greatest trek one giant leap to the father and son.
  • Jon Bergen 2012/08/27 05:55:13 (edited)
    Jon Bergen
    +1
    Not just a great American hero, a hero of our species, of Earth. Along with all the astronauts who set foot on the Moon, he and Aldrin granted one of mankind's oldest wishes: to journey beyond our world, to go among the lights in the sky, to touch the Moon. They did that, and it is as amazing to think about now as it was over 40 years ago.

    Landing men on the Moon had more to do with the Cold War than anything else. But it also owed everything to Kennedy's understanding that putting men on the Moon ~ the definition of 'impossible' at the time ~ would do more than merely assert America's primacy in the Space Race. It would be remembered for all time as America's greatest achievement.

    And the whole world watched. For it was not just an American that set foot on the Moon that day. It was all of us.

    Thanks to the superb work by NASA and the expertise, boldness and courage of the Apollo astronauts, not only did our species reach beyond our world to set foot on another, but we are STILL going out into space.

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    expertise boldness courage apollo astronauts species reach world foot space

    When we're ready, astronauts will visit asteroids, return to the Moon, and eventually go to Mars.

    Thanks, Neil.
  • Jon Bergen Jon Bergen 2012/08/27 06:51:56
    Jon Bergen
    +1
    P.S. ~

    Great article. Since YahooNews links often die untimely deaths, however, offering up an alternate link to the same story that I came across:

    Obama: Armstrong Was 'Great American Hero'

    That version contains some nice images and video not found on the YahooNews item.

    On the subject of images, putting up a few more here.

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    armstrong american hero version images video yahoonews item subject images

    armstrong american hero version images video yahoonews item subject images

    The human race is not slowing down, and we're about to take more steps beyond Earth. Thanks to the Russia's efforts in space, and China's, and Europe's, and those of still other nations, as well as America's sustained commitment, we are continuing to go. And we are there to stay.
  • David 2012/08/26 19:05:46
    David
    +1
    A life of notable achievement!
  • L1 2012/08/26 16:43:29
    L1
    +1
    RIP, Mr. Armstrong. An era has ended....
  • ronbo 2012/08/26 15:46:29
    ronbo
    +1
    Being the first man to set foot on the Moon had to be an awesome experience. Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/08/26 13:55:40
    dear•LT13☻
    +1
    R.I.P.
    :(
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/08/26 11:05:19
    Cunning Stunts
    +1
    I bet he was relieved that that reoccurring cancer didn't get him.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/26 09:32:45
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    SAFE JOURNEY. NEIL!!
  • Jan 2012/08/26 09:28:35
    Jan
    +2
    A true pioneer who will always be remembered throughout history. I was allowed to watch him set foot on the moon on a grainy b/w tv set. We'd all gone to bed early and our parents came and woke us up to see history in the making. Thank you for such a great memory Mr. Armstrong.
  • hajkorten Jan 2012/09/08 23:25:00
  • Reggie☮ 2012/08/26 07:40:42
    Reggie☮
    +3
    Thank you Neil Armstrong. Sympathy to his family and friends.
  • Mikel_mad2002 2012/08/26 07:17:14
  • handeman 2012/08/26 05:43:04
    handeman
    +4
    I watched his first step on TV
  • hajkorten handeman 2012/08/31 12:12:13
  • BUCCANE... hajkorten 2012/08/31 19:34:27
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Now let me see what has Sweden given the world er,erm ah got it SWEET FOXTROT ALPHA!! apart from it seems a soda sock
  • hajkorten BUCCANE... 2012/08/31 21:19:36
  • hajkorten handeman 2012/08/31 21:27:22
  • hajkorten handeman 2012/09/08 23:26:33
  • T J 2012/08/26 05:03:44
    T J
    +2
    God bless.
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2012/08/26 04:13:19
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +3
    God Bless him and his family in their time of need.
  • Jerry 2012/08/26 03:54:16 (edited)
    Jerry
    +4
    ...........Neil Armstrong, " A Real American Hero " .........I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to watch as He put His first footprint on the Moon, ......... " That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind " .......... growing up during the start of the NASA space program, especially, Apollo 11, is something I'm proud of, and also makes me a Patriot for the Country that will always be Free, there are a lot of Us that have grown up in the same generation, I'm referring to.......... Neil Armstrong NASA Apollo 11  and A Great American Hero  Apollo 11 Moon Mission
    " Neil Armstrong, may You rest in peace, God Speed, Neil "
  • hajkorten Jerry 2012/09/08 23:32:38
  • Jerry hajkorten 2012/09/09 09:06:47
    Jerry
    +1
    you're an idiot..........post somewhere else..........preferably on another website.........
  • BUCCANE... Jerry 2012/09/09 21:26:42
  • Jerry BUCCANE... 2012/09/10 02:23:35
    Jerry
    +1
    ...........Thanks, glad You're in agreement with me...........I hope in the near future, the Staff Management at this website, will send malcontents packing, to go elsewhere on the Internet..........when We post thought provoking questions for sensible persons like Yourself, We don't need Our answers to be ridiculed, I'm not proposing a strict censorship of this website.........but the Sysops should monitor vulgarities and posting graphic garbage........in this case with hajkorten, this was not the case, just a mild slandering of what I previously posted.........sorry I'm rambling, I do tend to do that, sometimes........ sorry.............
  • BUCCANE... Jerry 2012/09/10 08:23:38
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    No worries,do it myself regularly too regularly the Mem say's! all I can say with his type is; trol
  • wtw 2012/08/26 03:36:53
    wtw
    +4
    Indeed a great american!
  • Merry 2012/08/26 02:55:23 (edited)
    Merry
    +5
    Ah, what a great man. I could take a billion steps in life and never accomplish as much as he did in one. See you Space Cowboy. :)
  • hajkorten Merry 2012/08/31 11:53:40
  • hajkorten Merry 2012/09/08 23:36:18
  • Merry hajkorten 2012/09/09 00:10:18
  • hajkorten Merry 2012/09/09 00:18:24
  • Merry hajkorten 2012/09/09 00:26:46
    Merry
    It is an alternative to the hyphen, and is meant as a barrier between what I believe are separate parts of my username. It is also a subtle reference to Black☆Rock Shooter, which is where I grabbed the idea from.

    (Also because I like it there.)
  • hajkorten Merry 2012/09/09 02:35:56
  • Merry hajkorten 2012/09/09 02:45:21 (edited)
    Merry
    Correction: It is BEING USED AS an alternative to a hyphen. I wasn't meaning to imply that it actually is one.
  • Cat 2012/08/26 02:22:38
    Cat
    +6
    His family said when you see the moon smiling down on you, think of Neil, look up and give him a wink. .....That's beautiful!
  • hajkorten Cat 2012/08/31 11:55:31

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