Skip to comments.Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned
Posted on 08/25/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Saw this on Twitter.. But is true Neil Armstrong has died..
RIP Neil Armstrong
Just read that he had heart surgery several weeks ago
Will Obama order the flags to Half staff?
If anyone deserves it he does.
For Neil the voyage of a lifetime has begun.
Arrival at Tranquility Base
RIP and godspeed, sir.
He had bypass surgery three weeks ago.
Crossing the final threshold? That is one giant leap.
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God bless and Godspeed on your final journey Mr. Armstrong. A brave man among men.
Peace and Comfort for his friends and family left behind.
A genuine gutsy American hero.
Bypass surgery Aug 7th
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.
Condolences to his family.
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.
RIP great American and pioneer.
RIP Mr. Armstrong.
Go with God.
Sad to hear, but if anyone can say they “had a good run”, Neil Armstrong can. One small step for a man...
Back at ground control
There is a problem
“Go to rockets full”
“Hello Major Tom, are you receiving?”
“Turn the thrusters on we are standing by”
4, 3, 2, 1...
Earth below us
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”
Thanks for this, Kevin. We had a family friend, Astronaut Sonny Carter.
AP article from earlier this month: “Neil Armstrong recovering from heart surgery”
Goodbye sir. You truly are an historic figure.
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.
Last of the truly humble heroes.
It is far past time that other have been farther out there than he.
Wish he’d been able to stick around to see our space program back in action after obumbles.
At any rate, rest well Sir.
Cue the state funeral, with Obama Epic! speech, in the middle of the Republican Convention, to steal the RNCs thunder. Damn, I wish this wasnt 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.
It’s very embarrassing as an American to know that he died when the manned program has basically hit rock-bottom.
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.
Wapakoneta, Ohio, his hometown, is about 40 miles from here. He was my childhood hero.
“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.
RIP Neil Armstrong...... Godspeed and thank you for everything.
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.
Neil took that giant leap.
RIP, American Hero
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.
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!
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.
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.
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