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Author Topic:   Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
Dave Clow
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posted 08-25-2012 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's hard to believe. He and the others seem immortal.

Steve Procter
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posted 08-25-2012 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't really know what to say. I've opened a bottle, raised a glass in his honour and spent the last half hour reading our postings of when we had the pleasure of meeting him in Dublin in 2003. They are well worth reading again, especially at this time.

Ad astra Neil.

danpal
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posted 08-25-2012 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for danpal   Click Here to Email danpal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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JohnPaul56
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posted 08-25-2012 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JohnPaul56     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rest in peace, Neil

Flying Dutchman
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posted 08-25-2012 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flying Dutchman   Click Here to Email Flying Dutchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A humble human being has gone. A true American hero and an example for everyone of us.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-25-2012 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A terrible loss; a man who was an inspiration my entire adult life and much of my childhood too. News I had somehow hoped never to hear. A humble and gentle man with a presence that filled the room a warm handshake and an even warmer smile.

Rest in Peace Neil.

328KF
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posted 08-25-2012 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This world's most exclusive fraternity of men who have walked on another one has grown smaller again. It's been said many times, but no one was better suited than Neil to be the first of them, and the first of us, to take our first tentative step into the universe.

Thank you, Neil, for your service, inspiration, and examplary efforts in carrying the burdens of being the First Man.

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cjh5801
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Madon_space
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dom
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posted 08-25-2012 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Procter:
...spent the last half hour reading our postings of when we had the pleasure of meeting him in Dublin in 2003. They are well worth reading again, especially at this time.

Steve, I've just re-read those old posts too and, yes, they certainly bring back wonderful memories of a great night. Anyone who was there will never forget what was a special occasion for both Neil and his audience.

Dietrich
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posted 08-25-2012 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dietrich   Click Here to Email Dietrich     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We will remember him all over the world. "We came in peace for all mankind." RIP

Ken Havekotte
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posted 08-25-2012 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just heard the shocking news; Speechless! Don't know what to say, but what an inspiration to so many of us. A true American legend, a good and humble man, that was fortunate enough to live an incredible life that I can't even imagine.

Today has been a giant loss for mankind!

MB
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posted 08-25-2012 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MB   Click Here to Email MB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Blackarrow
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posted 08-25-2012 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He was the first. He was the best of us. May his name be remembered for as long as history is recorded.

AJ
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Rizz
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Tykeanaut
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posted 08-25-2012 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
God bless

arjuna
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Though he would certainly have demurred, the world lost a great man today.

Mr. Armstrong, you are already missed. And we will not stop missing you.

Mike Dixon
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posted 08-25-2012 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Profoundly saddened .... RIP

TrueNorth
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posted 08-25-2012 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TrueNorth   Click Here to Email TrueNorth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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GoesTo11
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posted 08-25-2012 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Dave Clow:
He and the others seem immortal.

They are.

SpaceSteve
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posted 08-25-2012 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Words just seem sadly insufficient to describe mankind's loss today


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ivorwilliams
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posted 08-25-2012 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ivorwilliams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm truly gutted. Neil was the first man to walk on the moon, and my first childhood hero. I can't believe he's gone. 82 is no age these days.

John K. Rochester
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posted 08-25-2012 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to be a fly on the wall of Heaven tonight listening to Neil and those who went before him remembering the "Good Ol' Days."
Even though we all knew this day would come.. it is still a very sorrowful day indeed. My condolences to the Armstrong family. Neil, you were admired and you will be missed.

ringo67
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posted 08-25-2012 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a sad day for science and exploration, but perhaps a child alive today will be the first person to duplicate Neil Armstrong's feat ... this time on Mars, and at site called Armstrong Base. Come on America, let's make sure this happens.

RIP Neil Armstrong, and thank you sir for helping make a childhood dream come true.

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Prospero
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onesmallstep
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posted 08-25-2012 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Difficult news to hear today, but what memories. I remember vividly sitting in front of the tv seeing Neil and Buzz hopping around on the moon's surface like two fuzzy ghosts. In those per-Internet days, I would eagerly follow the Apollo missions thru the papers, tv and radio, even building models of the LM in plastic and that Gulf gas station paper model (remember those?).

He was the perfect commander for both of his space flights, unflappable and stoic during the Gemini 8 abort and Apollo 11's dramatic landing short of fuel. His reluctance with fame and his ability to praise others as part of a team effort showed his down-to-earth, humble roots.

He is one of the great pioneers and airmen in aerospace history, along with Lindberg and his fellow Ohioans the Wright brothers and John Glenn. My condolences to his family. Blue skies and fair winds, Neil...

z_tal_site
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Eternal Memory

golddog
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posted 08-25-2012 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sleep peacefully Mr Armstrong. Thank you for providing me with the inspiration and example of how to live my own life.

spaceheaded
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Eerie... was hiking today and thinking about the time I shook Armstrong's hand. That was before I heard the news.

Jerry Brouillette
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dfox
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Jurg Bolli
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posted 08-25-2012 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An extremely sad day for all.

MrSpace86
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Kevin Carrico
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posted 08-25-2012 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin Carrico   Click Here to Email Kevin Carrico     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larger Than Life.

rbee
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A truly sad day for mankind. An incredibly brave, calm and choragus man when on duty and a very normal but generous man away from the spotlight.

Neil Armstrong came from 'The Right Stuff' mould.

Paul78zephyr
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I never met Neil Armstrong. I was just a kid when he became the first man to walk on the moon. Ive read everything I can about him and his life. He was an extraordinary man and a true American Hero. He is still my hero and I will miss him so much.

God Bless You Neil Armstrong.

DC Giants
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posted 08-25-2012 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DC Giants   Click Here to Email DC Giants     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very sad day for America. He was a true hero who risked his life many times over in the service of this country. I am thankful that I had the privilege to have met him earlier this year. Godspeed Neil Armstrong.

Erika Honeycutt LMP
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posted 08-25-2012 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erika Honeycutt LMP   Click Here to Email Erika Honeycutt LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just heard the sad, shocking news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Armstrong family and friends. God bless you Neil, a true American Hero, you will not be forgotten.

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hornetplusthree
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posted 08-25-2012 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hornetplusthree   Click Here to Email hornetplusthree     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neil will live in our memories forever; with his death, Apollo seems to be farther and farther away.

Sad day for all of us, but Neil Thank You for these July 69 days

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