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carl walker
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Michael Wright
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machbusterman
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Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
A patriot, pioneer and hero who made the world a better place.

Amen to that Steve... couldn't have put it any better myself.

Godspeed Neil Alden Armstrong!

carl walker
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I have an idea to celebrate Neil Armstrong and all people work for Apollo Program:

Moon Day, each August 25...

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icarkie
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posted 08-26-2012 04:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just reread the posts.

I also like to thank both my parents for making the effort getting myself (a 7 year old) and my brother up in the early hours of a July morning to witness history being made. My mother in-law told me she did the same, my wife was only 5 months old but she told her she saw that one small step... RIP.

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spaceflori
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He may be physically gone, but his legacy and his dedication will always be remembered.

Let's not forget the others who have left too soon - Donn, Wally, Pete, Jack, Alan, Stu, Jim, Ron.

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Ann
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We are thankful for the way he fulfilled his roles, with dignity and a broader view of it all. A profoundly sad loss for the world.

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Envision an X-15 rocketing high into blue skies growing ever darker.

Man and machine, as one, climbing higher, faster, farther ...

Ad Astra.

Charlie16
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posted 08-26-2012 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
R.I.P. Neil

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dogcrew5369
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One of the greatest explorers of all time. When I saw on tv that he died I choked up thinking about what this country had lost. RIP Neil.

spacekiddo
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I feel honored to have witnessed the Apollo 11 landing in my time: Being just 15 years young, I watched Neil's first step on the moon live on tv.

His death is the end of an era, but he was and will always be an inspiration to other space explorers. His first step turned out to be a giant leap indeed!

RIP Neil...

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Higher Further Faster.

You'll never be forgotten.

Your spirit and humility shall live on in all of us.
God Speed Neil.

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Sleep Tight Neil - a true hero.

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He was my first hero and after reading Buzz Aldrin's full statement on Neil's passing for some reason a lot of the pain I felt was lifted. Last night I wanted to wink at the moon but we had a storm. My brother's girlfriend (20) had no idea who Neil was and that hurt even more.

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I will never forget him. He marked my adolescence... for the rest of my life.
R.I.P. Neil.

Tad_N
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I have found it hard to find words. I can only think of what wondrous stories Neil and Karen are sharing now.

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Richard Rogers
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R.I.P Neil!

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While I have no right to claim any greater connection to Neil than the rest of the world, I appreciate all of you who will understand immediately the impact his passing would have on me. I was driving the family home from the beach all day yesterday and when I got home I stood looking at his photo, which hangs with Buzz and Mike, above our mantelpiece, and felt sad, sorry for myself, and old.

Then I took down my tiny sample of moondust from Tranquility Base that they brought back for us, and wondered at how fortunate I am, and how grateful we should all be to live in the new world they helped reveal for us all — then went our and winked at the moon again, with a smile this time.

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Even Michael Collins said he couldn't figure him out. Lord knows there are many sides of Neil which were confusing as to whether he was a recluse or mean or nice as long as one didn't ask for those elusive yet real autographs which actually exist in numbers to be determined, only time will tell.

Neil was missed while he was still here and now certainly will be missed all together, but certainly not forgotten. That fame he eluded with a fierceness, will truly be reflected as only time will tell.

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How beautiful words MadSci! I could not have said it so nice and so clear. Thank you.

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A sad day, but grateful for a time when there were real heroes...

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Sadly, one of the most iconic figures in human history has now left us.

For those of us who are old enough to remember that warm July so many summers ago, hopefully these past days will help sharpen our memories of watching The Event that Mankind had dreamed of for so long.

And for those among us that did not witness it- for whatever reason - keep looking at those wonderful pictures, and continue to be inspired by Mr Armstrong's towering career, and quiet humility.

Godspeed Neil.

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I regretted to hear when this day would come. He was a hero in my eyes and an inspiration. RIP Neil.

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Will there be a state funeral in Washington? If anyone deserves one, Neil does.

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NASA — Neil Armstrong Space Agency...

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So sorry I never got to meet him. Condolences to all who knew him.

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I have also wondered if there will be some kind of memorial service in DC, or if perhaps he will be buried at Arlington Cemetery.

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John Glenn threw out the first pitch for the Cleveland Indians today, made a few remarks honoring Neil, and had the crowd pause for a moment of silence.
Glenn said he swelled with pride when Armstrong landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. He said his only regret was that it wasn't him.

"I told Neil at the time, 'By nature I'm not a jealous man, but in your case I'll make an exception.'" said Glenn.

Robert Pearlman
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) release
Bill Johnson Calls on President Obama to Hold State Funeral For Neil Armstrong

Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement tonight in response to the news of American hero Neil Armstrong passing away at the age of 82.

"Today America lost a true hero, Neil Armstrong. His one small step on the moon was indeed a giant leap for mankind, and it exemplified what we mean by "American exceptionalism." His first step on the moon showed the world that Americans can do anything. I still believe this, and I will always remember Neil Armstrong's life and his visionary accomplishments. For these reasons, I ask President Obama to hold a state funeral for Neil Armstrong so that every American may pay tribute to this groundbreaking hero."


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