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Neil Armstrong passed? :( :(

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Relic, Aug 25, 2012.


  1. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Just saw something from NBC news on Twitter but nothing on any major news networks yet..
    have any of you heard anything about this yet?
     
  2. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Very sad. I had read that he the operation went well and he was recovering nicely.
     
  3. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    A true hero to everyone who dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. Each one of us tried to live up to him in our own way.
     
  5. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    A true American Patriot. A remarkable life.
     
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Absolutely
     
  7. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Aw, crap.

    RIP, Mr. Armstrong.
     
  8. That's too bad. I barely remember the moon landing because I was just a kid back then, but I do remember how exciting it was, and I think it was also being televised in public schools as well. The Apollo 11 made history in a big way.

    RIP Neil with much respect.
     
  9. wow..i guess relic and i posted the same topic at the same time :eek:....moderators feel free to delete my post since one is already has posted as well..thanks :)
     
  10. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Absolute :-(. There are so few people in this world who can say they were the very first to do something. Neil Armstrong certainly could. So precious few have been able to bring the world together, if only for a little bit. For that one supreme "giant leap" of a moment, Neil Armstrong did. I hope future generations can understand what he meant to this world.
     
  11. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    A handful of summers ago, Discovery ran a great multipart doc called "When We Left Earth." Well worth watching if you haven't seen it.
     
  12. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  13. "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Those of us who were lucky enough to be alive to witness Neil Armstrong take humanity's first steps on another world will never forget it. It was one of those defining moments in history, and technology had advanced enough by then for the whole world to share in it.

    RIP, Neil Armstrong. In the end you were a man, a real man. :crying:
     
  14. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Godspeed, Mr. Armstrong.

    The classic Walter Cronkite broadcast...

     
  15. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    RIP to a man who inspired so many of us, so much.
     
  16. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
    RIP!

    I just made this pic my desktop background in honor of a true hero of mankind.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Every single time I look up at the moon, it never ceases to make me think "Wow....people have WALKED on that!". Amazing.

    Astronauts = Balls Of Steel.

    A name that will be remembered 1,000 years from now.
     
  18. Staredge

    Staredge

    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD
    High Flight

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
    And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

    Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
    No 412 squadron, RCAF
    Killed 11 December 1941
     

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