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Neil Armstrong dead at age 82
HEARALD SUN ^ | AUG 26, 2012

Posted on 08/25/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by KeyLargo

Neil Armstrong dead at age 82 - report

From: news.com.au August 26, 2012 5:03AM

NEIL Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, NBC News has reported.

(More to come)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apollo; apollo11; astronaut; moon; nasa; neilarmstrong

1 posted on 08/25/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Dam


2 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: KeyLargo

Sorry to hear.R.I.P.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:35 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; paintriot; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; ...

4 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KeyLargo

that’s one small step......


5 posted on 08/25/2012 12:19:01 PM PDT by brivette
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To: KeyLargo
I just heard on the UK news too. What a blow. Still, its bound to raise a little interest in the space issue.

I remember seeing him do the "one small step" bit. Im just old enough to remember it.

6 posted on 08/25/2012 12:19:23 PM PDT by Vanders9
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7 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:09 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: KeyLargo
God's speed Neil Armstrong. Truly an American hero. He certainly was one of mine.
8 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: KeyLargo

A courageous, modest, steely-eyed missile man. May God bless.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: al baby
RIP SIR.
10 posted on 08/25/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

One of the last truly great Americans.

RIP...


11 posted on 08/25/2012 12:22:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: KeyLargo
He underwent heart surgery on August 8th.

Neil Armstrong, 1st Moonwalker, Undergoes Heart Surgery

12 posted on 08/25/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: KeyLargo

13 posted on 08/25/2012 12:23:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: KeyLargo

Darn. RIP.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 12:23:57 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: brivette

“This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows”
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....
“Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.”


15 posted on 08/25/2012 12:24:52 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: KeyLargo

Hell of a good life, RIP Space Cowboy.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: KeyLargo
RIP

Neil got his pilot's license before he got his drivers. A brave hero.

17 posted on 08/25/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: KeyLargo

Look for ABC News to blame the TEA Party in 3...2....1! /sarc


18 posted on 08/25/2012 12:25:43 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: KeyLargo

One of the last truly great Americans.

RIP...


19 posted on 08/25/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: KeyLargo

One of the last truly great Americans.

RIP...


20 posted on 08/25/2012 12:25:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: KeyLargo

Godspeed to a true American hero!


21 posted on 08/25/2012 12:26:18 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: musicman

Armstrong: Obama NASA plan ‘devastating’

Astronauts warn plan would put U.S. on path to “mediocrity”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36470363/ns/nightly_news/#.UDkmXqPNmQI


23 posted on 08/25/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Taking the secrets of the Burbank studio with him to the grave!


24 posted on 08/25/2012 12:27:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: KeyLargo

25 posted on 08/25/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KeyLargo

I’ll be amazed if it gets 1/1000th of the coverage drug-addled Whitney Houston got.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 12:28:53 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: KeyLargo

RIP great American and pioneer.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 12:29:35 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: brivette

One Small Step ... Partial Restoration HD NASA Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDb0irUNa8M


28 posted on 08/25/2012 12:30:25 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Vanders9
I remember seeing him do the "one small step" bit. Im just old enough to remember it.

I still remember sitting on a chair in our living room watching this 'live' historic moment. I still remember the color of the fabric on the chair, and what I was wearing.

29 posted on 08/25/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: KeyLargo

The first human being to step on the moon. Now THAT is the ultimate resume-enhancing material. He just took his first step at a slightly higher place. R.I.P.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 12:30:59 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: KeyLargo

31 posted on 08/25/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by xp38
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To: KeyLargo

From one who saw your ‘step’ in ‘69,
Your bravery, commitment, and daring entwined,
A generation, a can-do belief, almost Divine.

‘Ad Astra!’ was the call in our hearts,
‘Ad Astra’ was the dream, to the Galaxy’s outer parts!

Today, we’ve lost that Hero of The Step,
So many years, and yet, only to the Martian Steppe.

We remember ye Neil. We remember ye well.
“Ad Astra!” to ye, Neil! Hail and Farewell!


32 posted on 08/25/2012 12:32:55 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: hollywood

Snap Salute and bring down slow


33 posted on 08/25/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: KeyLargo

That generation did some hairy stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qhcs6qiHLI&feature=related


34 posted on 08/25/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: KeyLargo; ConorMacNessa

35 posted on 08/25/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (72 days)
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To: KeyLargo

So sad to hear of his passing. He always seemed like such a genuine good guy, never heard of him trying to cash in on his fame. You did America proud, Neil. Thank you!


37 posted on 08/25/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Sadly, I fear you are correct.


38 posted on 08/25/2012 12:37:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KeyLargo

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. on the magic of flight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gillespie_Magee,_Jr.


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.



39 posted on 08/25/2012 12:39:23 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: KeyLargo

RIP.

“High Flight”

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 12:39:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: scottinoc

I went to school with his son, Eric. I met his dad a couple of times and he was always quiet and introverted.

A good man, I hope his passing is honored Nationally...but, I fear it won’t be.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Zhang Fei

You and I were on the same thought!

One of my favorite poems and so fitting. :-)


42 posted on 08/25/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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Doesn’t matter. I consider that first landing the greatest human achievement event during my lifetime. True greatness doesn’t need adulation of the nattering nabobs. I wonder where Buzz and Mike are right now?


43 posted on 08/25/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Lazamataz

He was a recluse, but when he spoke in public, it was something to see.


44 posted on 08/25/2012 12:43:52 PM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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