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Neil Armstrong Dies at Age 82: Were You Inspired by the 'First Man on the Moon'?

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On Saturday, at the age of 82, Neil Armstrong died of complications from cardiovascular procedures. Forty-three years ago, on July 20, 1969, he became the first person to set foot on the moon, declaring, “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” In addition to his historic steps on the moon, which were watched intently on TV by an estimated 600 million people worldwide, Armstrong will be remembered for his strong character and deep humility.

“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,” said the Armstrong family statement.

The statement went on, “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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  • Frank johnqpu... 2012/08/29 17:48:58
    Frank
    Actually the mess we are in right now has been evolving a long time. Long before Obama or Bush, Illegal immigration, growing population, jobs going overseas, ghettos growing, and lawyers....
  • johnqpu... Frank 2012/08/29 20:51:39
    johnqpublic
    +1
    Well that's true to a degree. No one, on either side, did anything about it. I t would seem that Eisenhower was right. Because our government seems to be run at will by the military /industrial complex. I believe the time is at hand to actually take matters into our own hands. Mind you i'm NOT an anarchist or a RWNJ. But "from time to time the tree of Liberty must be refreshed..........
  • David -(*Peac... 2012/08/28 00:31:15
    David
    +2
    Do you also check under your bed for the boogie man each night?
  • johnqpu... David 2012/08/29 03:41:13
    johnqpublic
    Hey, if you don't he'll get you!!!
  • RaRaKitteh 2012/08/27 19:15:29
    Yes
    RaRaKitteh
    +1
    No, I'm inspired by Snooki's baby. Of course I was inspired! Who wouldn't be?
  • Glen McLeod 2012/08/27 18:00:58
    Yes
    Glen McLeod
    +2
    rest in peace Neil, you're a great man! rest peace neil
  • Boblawbla 2012/08/27 17:55:36
    No
    Boblawbla
    +1
    I was much more inspired by Edgar Mitchell. He has the balls to admit the truth about the space program and the UFOs he encountered.

  • NOT14U2 2012/08/27 17:16:23
    Yes
    NOT14U2
    He owned a 67 vette too.
  • thefatguy 2012/08/27 16:47:54
    No
    thefatguy
    I agree with Fef.
    yawn
  • RasHooD 2012/08/27 16:47:26 (edited)
    Yes
    RasHooD
    +1
    really I did, when I learnd about him at the school, he was my inspriaton for working out space and for NASA......R.I.P Neil Alden Armstrong.
    but Why the attention all sudden?
  • Jan Haskell 2012/08/27 16:32:46
    Yes
    Jan Haskell
    +2
    I was twenty years old and completely awe struck by the moon landing. My grandfather and I both had tears as we watched; I'm so grateful he was there to share that moment with me. Thank you, Neil Armstrong!
  • isaac k... Jan Has... 2012/08/28 09:33:34 (edited)
    isaac karvonen
    DO You also pray to the altar in your living room sparkling, giggling and telling lies..

    The 23rd Channel
    The TV is my shepherd, I shall want. It makes me lie down on the sofa.
    It leads me away from the Scriptures.
    It destroys my soul.
    It leads me in the path of Moonies and space brothers, forr the sponsor’s sake.
    Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibilities,
    there will be no interruption,
    For the TV is with me.
    Its cable and remote, they control me.
    It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of worldliness;
    It anoints my head with Humanism,
    My coveting runneth over.
    Surely laziness and ignorance shall
    Follow me all days of my life:
    And I shall dwell in the house
    Watching TV forever.
  • Jan Has... isaac k... 2012/08/28 15:36:13
    Jan Haskell
    I'm glad I'm already a Christian. If this is your idea of evangelism, I doubt if it's going to lead anyone to the Lord. Take care.
  • isaac k... Jan Has... 2012/08/28 17:19:15
    isaac karvonen
    So you saw it on TV and spilled some tears,.. but it says in the bible..dont spill your tears on worthniless and surle not for masonic events done in secret..you were hoodwinked
  • Daryl 2012/08/27 16:26:49
    Yes
    Daryl
    +4
    He was a symbol of American exceptionalism.

    I am glad he died before witnessing the full collapse of the republic.
  • isaac k... Daryl 2012/08/28 17:26:06
    isaac karvonen
    - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    .wikipedia.org/wiki/American_... -
    American exceptionalism is the belief that the United States is different from other countries in that it has a specific world mission to spread liberty and democracy ..

    Are you also a freemason..they are the oness spreding liberty and demoncracy and maybe it has something to do with the collapse of the republic..and i am sure you like the collapse..is it order out of chaos or chaos out of order
  • doc moto 2012/08/27 16:11:20
    Yes
    doc moto
    +2
    Watched it first hand at the club! Too bad they could not help him with his circulation problem, speaking of Neil, shame with all this so-called AMA and high tech crap they boast about!
  • Tennessee3501 2012/08/27 16:06:06
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +3
    We all remember exactly where we were on July 20, 1969! Neil Armstrong. R.I.P. !
  • Ozymandias 2012/08/27 15:54:37
  • isaac k... Ozymandias 2012/08/28 17:30:57
    isaac karvonen
    +1
    it was a big time..where is the thumb or dumb down sign
  • OhSoNiceMe 2012/08/27 15:45:29
    Yes
    OhSoNiceMe
    +1
    From that day, i knew we gave mother nature the biggest slap in the face.
  • isaac k... OhSoNiceMe 2012/08/28 17:34:38
    isaac karvonen
    was that your birth day?
  • Tom Camfield 2012/08/27 15:40:38
    Yes
    Tom Camfield
    +3
    You bet. Watched it on TV with my wife and kids.
  • isaac k... Tom Cam... 2012/08/28 09:40:41
    isaac karvonen
    The fake moon Channel or you act like the TUBE
    The TV is my shepherd, I shall want. It makes me lie down on the sofa.
    It leads me away from the Scriptures.
    It destroys my soul.
    It leads me in the path of Moonies space brothers ,for the sponsor’s sake.
    Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibilities,
    there will be no interruption,
    For the TV is with me.
    Its cable and remote, they control me.
    It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of worldliness;
    It anoints my head with Humanism,
    My coveting runneth over.
    Surely laziness and ignorance shall
    Follow me all days of my life:
    And I shall dwell in the house
    Watching TV forever.
  • bigfoot58 2012/08/27 15:26:43
    Yes
    bigfoot58
    +3
    I remember it like yesterday, running out of the house to stare at the moon hoping to catch a glimpse of them, the astronauts on the moon. I remember that night, the moon it being so bright. God Speed Mr Neil Armstrong.
  • KeithL 2012/08/27 15:24:01
  • ebitnet 2012/08/27 15:09:30
    Yes
    ebitnet
    +1
    I was 4 yrs old when the landing occurred and I remember watching it on TV. It may be one of my earliest memories. I also remember going to the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio when I was in grade school (in the 70's) and building models of the lunar lander, the Apolo/Soyuz mission, etc. It was very inspirational and certainly had a huge impact on my later decision to study science, math, and physics.
  • isaac k... ebitnet 2012/08/28 17:39:48
    isaac karvonen
    why do they call it programming?
  • w2xad 2012/08/27 15:07:33
    Yes
    w2xad
    +3
    I was a senior in high school and watching the exit from the craft at my aunts house!
    It is still so amazing to watch from the landing to walking on the moon!
  • isaac k... w2xad 2012/08/28 17:41:48
    isaac karvonen
    The TV is my shepherd, I shall want. It makes me lie down on the sofa.

    It leads me away from the Scriptures.

    It destroys my soul.

    It leads me in the path of the moonies, for the sponsor’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibilities,

    there will be no interruption,

    For the TV is with me.

    Its cable and remote, they control me.

    It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of worldliness;

    It anoints my head with Humanism,

    My coveting runneth over.

    Surely laziness and ignorance shall

    Follow me all days of my life:

    And I shall dwell in the house

    Watching TV forever.
  • w2xad isaac k... 2012/08/28 18:07:30
    w2xad
    Not here. During the Vietnam era we wondered if man could do something good instead of wars. Some of the astronauts had more belief in G=d and became ministers.
  • MiMi 2012/08/27 15:05:56
    No
    MiMi
    I thought he was a jazz singer
  • Shadow_... MiMi 2012/08/27 15:41:02
    Shadow_Wolf
    +1
    That was Louis Armstrong silly
  • firozali a mulla 2012/08/27 14:42:49
    Yes
    firozali a mulla
    A great man a great loss I thank you Firozali A.Mulla DBA
  • richard 2012/08/27 14:19:30
    Yes
    richard
    +1
    R.I.P. Neil Armstrong even thou i didnt know you personally i will never forget the day you took america to the moon and back again..."
  • frozenfire 2012/08/27 13:39:14
    Yes
    frozenfire
    +4
    this is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind
  • Tobi frozenfire 2012/08/27 13:49:06
    Tobi
    +1
    Well said
  • Blutand... frozenfire 2012/08/27 14:53:12
  • luke 2012/08/27 13:31:44 (edited)
    Yes
    luke
    +2
    My interest in space, which was inspired by Neil Armstrong/NASA, sparked my interest in science, which was one of the many things that came together to lead to my rejection of religion.
  • isaac k... luke 2012/08/28 17:47:24
    isaac karvonen
    BINGO..that was the whole ide with the fake moonlanding..satan sparked at the TV and you were watching a lie and embraced it

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