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Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned
Twitter | 08/25/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 08/25/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Saw this on Twitter.. But is true Neil Armstrong has died..


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apollo; apollo11; nasa; neilarmstrong; obit; obituary; rip; space; vanity
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Godspeed Neil Armstrong..
1 posted on 08/25/2012 12:14:43 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: KevinDavis

RIP Neil Armstrong


2 posted on 08/25/2012 12:15:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; paintriot; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; ...

3 posted on 08/25/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

Just read that he had heart surgery several weeks ago


4 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KevinDavis

Will Obama order the flags to Half staff?
If anyone deserves it he does.

For Neil the voyage of a lifetime has begun.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: KevinDavis

Arrival at Tranquility Base


6 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Life, liberty, property, and the means to defend them.)
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To: KevinDavis

1202!


7 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis
One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.

RIP and godspeed, sir.

9 posted on 08/25/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: KevinDavis

10 posted on 08/25/2012 12:18:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KevinDavis

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-armstrong-heart-surgery-20120809,0,3804425.story

He had bypass surgery three weeks ago.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 12:18:41 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: KevinDavis

Crossing the final threshold? That is one giant leap.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1314 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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13 posted on 08/25/2012 12:19:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: KevinDavis
Still remember seeing him step on the moon when I was a small young Conservative.

God bless and Godspeed on your final journey Mr. Armstrong. A brave man among men.

14 posted on 08/25/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tet68
Rest easy as I feel certain the Master lifted him with Gentle Hands..

Peace and Comfort for his friends and family left behind.

15 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:00 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Hunton Peck
Arrival at Tranquility Base

Perfect.

16 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1314 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: KevinDavis

A genuine gutsy American hero.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Bypass surgery Aug 7th


18 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KevinDavis
Godspeed to an American hero.
19 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: KevinDavis

Well, it truly is the end of American exceptionalism.

RIP Mr. Armstrong

Maybe i’ll see some Chinese guy land on Mars before i die.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:57 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: KevinDavis

Condolences to his family.


21 posted on 08/25/2012 12:22:37 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: KevinDavis

RIP.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 12:28:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: KevinDavis

He truly had the right stuff.

Now, he soars among the stars, no longer fettered to this Earth.

Thank You Lord for a true American hero. Please watch over and bless his family. Make them aware of a nation’s gratitude for what this man accomplished for all of us.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: KevinDavis
A national treasure and a hero from my childhood ! I cant imagine what it would take to fly an X-15 and then follow it up with walking on the moon!!


24 posted on 08/25/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: KevinDavis

RIP great American and pioneer.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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RIP Mr. Armstrong.

Go with God.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 12:31:48 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: KevinDavis

Sad to hear, but if anyone can say they “had a good run”, Neil Armstrong can. One small step for a man...


27 posted on 08/25/2012 12:33:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: null and void

Back at ground control
There is a problem
“Go to rockets full”
No responding
“Hello Major Tom, are you receiving?”
“Turn the thrusters on we are standing by”
No reply
4, 3, 2, 1...

Chorus:
Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless
Calling, calling home...

Across the stratosphere
A final message: “Give my wife my love”
Then nothing more

Far beneath the ship
The world is mourning
They don’t realize he’s alive
No one understands but Major Tom sees
Now the lights command
“This is my home”
“I’m coming home”

Chorus:


28 posted on 08/25/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis
Godspeed.

Thanks for this, Kevin. We had a family friend, Astronaut Sonny Carter.

29 posted on 08/25/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: KevinDavis

30 posted on 08/25/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: KevinDavis

31 posted on 08/25/2012 12:42:46 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: KevinDavis

AP article from earlier this month: “Neil Armstrong recovering from heart surgery”

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2012/08/neil_armstrong_recovering_from.html


32 posted on 08/25/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: KevinDavis

Goodbye sir. You truly are an historic figure.


33 posted on 08/25/2012 12:43:32 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: KevinDavis

I can vividly remember watching that moon landing in the boys dorm recreation room. No one knew for sure what was going to happen.

Armstrong was also one of the pioneer test pilots who brought in the jet age and then rocket power.


34 posted on 08/25/2012 12:44:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: KevinDavis

Last of the truly humble heroes.

It is far past time that other have been farther out there than he.


35 posted on 08/25/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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Wish he’d been able to stick around to see our space program back in action after obumbles.
At any rate, rest well Sir.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Biggirl; All

Cue the state funeral, with Obama ‘Epic!’ speech, in the middle of the Republican Convention, to steal the RNC’s thunder. Damn, I wish this wasn’t so predictable.

I know he was a private guy who shunned the spotlight, but what is that, compared to THE GLORY OF THE MESSIAH OBAMA?

He honestly deserves all the accolades he will receive. But, I hope the family decides to keep it low key.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 12:49:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Darksheare

It’s very embarrassing as an American to know that he died when the manned program has basically hit rock-bottom.


38 posted on 08/25/2012 12:50:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: KevinDavis

As a young child, space exploration fascinated me. I would watch every shuttle launch and read everything I could about astronauts and space exploration. Rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong.


39 posted on 08/25/2012 12:50:41 PM PDT by richmwill
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Neil Armstrong was the coolest, man!



RIP
40 posted on 08/25/2012 12:51:12 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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Wapakoneta, Ohio, his hometown, is about 40 miles from here. He was my childhood hero.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 12:52:18 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: tet68

“Will Obama order the flags to Half staff?”

***

Maybe. But I’m sure Obama will crash the funeral. Never one to miss an opportunity to campaign.

Rest in peace, Commander Armstrong. Thank you for one of the most wonderful events of my life.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 12:52:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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43 posted on 08/25/2012 12:53:19 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: KevinDavis

RIP Neil Armstrong...... Godspeed and thank you for everything.


44 posted on 08/25/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: VanDeKoik

I look back to July 21 1969 and sometimes think I saw the apex of the USA. Terrible to contemplate that perhaps at the age of 14 I saw my nation at its zenith and we have been slowly slipping downhill since.


45 posted on 08/25/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT by Reily
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To: KevinDavis

Neil took that giant leap.

RIP, American Hero


46 posted on 08/25/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KevinDavis

Armstrong and his hot ride circa 1962, the North American Aviation X-15. The experimental program produced flights up to an altitude of 67 miles and velocity of 4,519 mph.

47 posted on 08/25/2012 12:58:54 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: Reily

We seem to be a nation that now reaches toward mediocrity if it even bothers to reach at all!

We exist totally off the accomplishments of the past!


48 posted on 08/25/2012 12:59:56 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

I’m much younger than you, and agree. I was born a couple generations after you and used to say I was born 40 years too late.


49 posted on 08/25/2012 1:01:35 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: KevinDavis

As I said on the other thread now locked that moment back in 1969 was the greatest human achievement event of my lifetime. While I am much younger I suddenly feel my mortality a bit more. RIP Mr. Armstrong and thanks for the memories.

50 posted on 08/25/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by xp38
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