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Neil Armstrong has died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by milanessa, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    NBC news is reporting that Neil Armstrong has died. He recently underwent heart surgery at the age of 82. Haven't found a link yet.

    RIP, moonwalker.
     
  2. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    RIP :(
     
  3. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    RIP, Neil. Your footprints in the lunar soil, like the memories of your moon landing, will last forever.
     
  4. aftershocks

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  5. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    RIP
     
  6. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who blasts into space and then follows that up with a walk on the moon is gutsy to me. And I always loved his name. RIP.
     
  7. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    The original moonwalker. He will be missed. R.I.P.
     
  8. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    An extraordinary person, leader, and real hero.
    Another passing that marks the end of an era.

    RIP; and thank you.
     
  9. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I'd heard earlier this Summer his health wasn't very good, but was hoping he'd make a turn around. I'll have to pop in my From The Earth To The Moon tapes into the VCR later tonight and watch the episode of the Moon landing in his memory and honour.

    Godspeed Sir and Thank You!! :(
     
  10. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    One of my few true heroes in life - both on the moon and afterward on earth. I will miss him. I echo the sentiment. Thank you, Neil Armstrong.
     
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  11. Really

    Really I need a new title

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    I remember watching that on TV when I was a child.

    RIP to the true Man on the Moon...
     
  12. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

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    Ironically my dad was watching a bunch of moon-landing stuff yesterday and we had a big discussion about going to the moon and when/if we'd ever go back.

    Regardless how many times we go back, only one man was first.

    RIP Neil.
     
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  13. Simone411

    Simone411 I'm Clippy. I love Ashley and Janny!

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    I also remember watching on TV. My mom took her polaroid camera and snapped pictures of the moon landing and Neil taking his first steps on the moon. I still have those pictures and a National Geograpic magazine that contained a clear pink, plastic record of the landing on the moon.

    RIP, Neil.
     
  14. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    My husband and Neil Armstrong came from the same small town in Ohio.

    RIP Mr. Armstrong. :(
     
  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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    I found out while watching him on CSPAN (it was a rerun of a 2010 panel).

    RIP Neil Armstrong.
     
  16. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

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    Sad news indeed :(

    I stilll have my old newspaper cuttings of the moon landing from when I was very young, stuck in a scrapbook with now brittle and yellow sellotape. One of my very earliest memories of anything outside family life.

    RIP Neil Armstrong, thinking also today of Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Three men of great courage.
     
  17. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    RIP, Neil! :(
     
  18. Maofan7

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    A hero to the whole world. RIP

    Before he died, he called for further manned missions to the moon which would establish the first permanent base on the moon. I hope that once the first base is ultimately built, they name it after him in his memory.
     
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  19. AYS

    AYS I'd rather have a pug for my president

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    The passing of a legend. I still clearly remember the excitement of watching those first steps on TV back when I was 8 years old. RIP
     
  20. Simone411

    Simone411 I'm Clippy. I love Ashley and Janny!

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  21. FigureSpins

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    I was at the Smithsonian's Air & Space museum earlier this week and thought about what a remarkable achievement space travel has been during our lifetime. Prayers for Neil, his family and friends.
     
  22. heckles

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    It's a bad weekend to be an Armstrong.
     
  23. Peaches LaTour

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    Neil Armstrong once said: "There are places to go beyond belief." He spoke from experience.

    RIP, space traveler....and thank you. :cool:
     
  24. A.H.Black

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  25. AragornElessar

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    For my fellow Cdns, I'm sorry to be posting this so late today, but just woke up from a badly needed nap. Anyway...Today's Globe and Mail has a picture of Mr. Armstrong in his Space Suit, then one of his footprint on the Moon and a listing of the respective articles and the obituary in today's edition.

    I heard from my Mom the Family has decided on a private Funeral Service likely to be held on Friday and a Public Memorial Service is in the planning stages.
     
  26. skatesindreams

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    You weren't alone!
    My father used to get me up in the middle of the night for launches.