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

News 2012/08/26 20:48:07
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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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  • RoyJLores 2012/08/26 22:27:50
    RIP sir...
  • BlutandEhre 2012/08/26 22:27:49
    A source of great pride for Amerika, & Germany! I want the Constellation program back. We must make NASA a priority.
  • MsDianna 2012/08/26 22:26:41
    yes he did something that was wonderful but is something I sure don't want to do
  • annita.dunham 2012/08/26 21:41:44
  • lrs 2012/08/26 21:40:10
  • Wyveryx 2012/08/26 21:38:58
    Yes I was and I wasn't even born when it happened. It's a sad state of affairs when we haven't sent anyone else back in over 40 years though.
  • Blutand... Wyveryx 2012/08/26 22:29:09
    That's treue!!
  • NoBama Man 2012/08/26 21:37:17
    NoBama Man
    I remember my Dad got me the Saturn 5 toy....

    saturn 5

    and standing outside after watching the news and looking at the moon and thinking...'there are people walking on there right now'....

    an incredible memory I get to share with my Dad
  • Terran Sherwood 2012/08/26 21:36:41
    Terran Sherwood
    He was a personal hero of mine since I have always been fascinated by space and we shared August 5th as a birthday.
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/26 21:14:52
    Sister Jean
  • Quazar 2012/08/26 21:10:02
    But dang, imagine the giant leap now.
  • True~Male 2012/08/26 21:09:37
    I saw it live
  • Joey 2012/08/26 20:54:56 (edited)
    However I liked Buzz better since he Punched people .

    I am also inspired by Charles F. Bolden He was an African-American astronaut from South Carolina . My mother knew his mother so I got to meet him. If life did not happen I would have tried to get into the space program.. but such is life.
  • Blutand... Joey 2012/08/26 22:31:23 (edited)
    Don't forget Ralph McNair, who tragically die on Challenger.
  • COMALite J Joey 2012/08/27 02:18:39
    COMALite J
    That guy had it coming.
  • Joey COMALite J 2012/08/27 02:25:52
    That he did .
  • COMALite J Joey 2012/08/27 05:26:31
    COMALite J
    He sued Buzz for assault, and the judge tossed the case out with those very words: “He had it coming.”

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