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Happy 80th Birthday, Dr. Neil Armstrong
Lunar Pioneer

Posted on 08/05/2010 8:00:46 AM PDT by Prospero

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Dr. Neil Armstrong, first to set foot on another world, celebrates his 80th birthday, August 5, 2010. More than half his lifetime has passed since he guided the Apollo 11 lunar module down to the ancient volcanic plains near the Equator, in the southwestern Mare Tranquillitatis, July 20, 1969.

Neither the president's proposed budget nor NASA spending targets approved in both House and Senate committees thus far includes funding for the Altair lunar lander.

1 posted on 08/05/2010 8:00:49 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: Prospero

Just another old crakka.


2 posted on 08/05/2010 8:03:07 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday!

3 posted on 08/05/2010 8:07:05 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday Neil!

A man of true humility.


4 posted on 08/05/2010 8:07:11 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Prospero

Happy birthday!


5 posted on 08/05/2010 8:08:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday Neil!


6 posted on 08/05/2010 8:08:26 AM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Prospero


7 posted on 08/05/2010 8:10:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Prospero

Happy birthday (which he shares with my cat, who turns 11 today).


8 posted on 08/05/2010 8:12:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Prospero

Happy birthday to Neil Armstrong, the leader of the group known as the Dirty Dozen. Those are the twelve humans that have walked on the lunar surface, three of which are no longer with us. For a man who has one of the most unique titles ever bestowed upon someone, he has maintained his privacy and dignity without selling out. He is to be admired for that. He is a remarkable man.

Again, happy 80th Neil. Hope you have many more.

BTW, his Apollo 11 crewmates turn 80 this year as well.


9 posted on 08/05/2010 8:19:38 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Prospero

Awesome! Still have a personally autographed photo of him from my dad’s time at NASA.


10 posted on 08/05/2010 8:20:05 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Prospero

I had the privilege to hear him speak at one of our award dinners
and his talk was fantastic. What is interesting is that I don’t remember
his words. I do remember the 20 minutes of standing ovation he
received from us and there was not a dry eye in the house, including his.

The standing tribute to him was BEFORE he spoke.

Happy Birthday to this man.

It was a rare and memorable time in my life.

Razmataz


11 posted on 08/05/2010 8:23:06 AM PDT by Razmataz
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To: Prospero

What a great man and a tribute to America and midwestern values. X-15 record holder and his incredible piloting skill probably saved two missions (Gemini and Apollo) that would have ended in death for 2 x 2 astronauts.

An amazing man.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 8:25:27 AM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Razmataz

Neil is also such a humble man.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 8:27:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Frantzie

I thought Pete Knight was the x-15 record holder?

Neil has survived a difficult life after the lunar missions - marriage, booze and life issues but he seems to have made it out the other end fine.


14 posted on 08/05/2010 8:29:54 AM PDT by edcoil (Truth's commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed.)
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday Neil from a fellow Purdue Alum!!!!


15 posted on 08/05/2010 8:31:38 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: junta

You misspelled “crakka” in the Chicago dialect (or Jerimiah Wright, Calypso Louis Farrakkkhan, and Barakkk Hussein Obama) it is spelled “craKKKa”.


16 posted on 08/05/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Diogenesis
Is that Armstrong in the top picture?

Happens that there are very few pictures of Armstrong on the moon, because in most of the moon surface pictures from Apollo 11, he was behind the camera, shooting at Aldrin.

17 posted on 08/05/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Prospero
It was some night. We flight students were stationed at NAS North Island, most of us ensigns and lieutenants junior grade, all crammed into the TV room of the BOQ (no one had a private TV in 1969). Packed with people, the non-air conditioned room was sweltering and sweat ran freely down our faces. We were mesmerized by the ghostly black and white pictures on the TV screen. A-3s and A-5s were doing night takeoffs and landings 300 years away; the turbojet noise was deafening and prevented conversation. We watched, riveted, as former Navy pilot Neal Armstrong slowly made his way down the ladder to step onto the Moon. As his foot touched the surface, we broke-out into a huge, rolling cheer. We slapped each other on the back, smiling hugely. Our beers were momentarily forgotten. A giant wave of pride and fellowship swept through the room. An event never to be forgotten.

Now, Obama is ending the manned space program, as he disapproves of American greatness.

18 posted on 08/05/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Diogenesis

Or is that even Apollo 11? They didn’t land that close to any hills that big. That photo could be a composite (not surprising, if it appeared in LIFE.)


19 posted on 08/05/2010 8:45:56 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Prospero

And 43.7% of America’s yutes can’t tell you who this genuine American hero is, but they can recite verbatim the Rosa Parks legend.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 8:47:22 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Prospero
One shot, real time...
21 posted on 08/05/2010 8:51:29 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Razmataz
nice story.....

Happy birthday Mr. Armstrong.....

22 posted on 08/05/2010 8:55:02 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Prospero

Raw balls out, courage and heroism.

From the astronauts, as well as the very young engineers at Mission Control.

Those 10 minutes of audio should be required listenng for every American grade school student.


23 posted on 08/05/2010 8:55:49 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Sorry I leave the “KKKa” to the emotionally stunted children of Kos or DU.


24 posted on 08/05/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: pabianice
we were kids staying up all night to watch IIRC....spreading blankets on the floor....we did the same thing for the March of Dimes telethon and for the annual showing of Oz.....

back when Americans celebrated America...

25 posted on 08/05/2010 9:03:19 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday, Dr. Armstrong!

Had the privilege of briefly talking with both him and Captain Cernan while a Purdue undergrad back in the mid 70’s. Definitely one of the high points of my life.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 9:05:42 AM PDT by Strzelec
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To: thulldud
The salute appears to be Jim Irwin of Apollo 15. Those are among the Mons Hadley peaks surrounding the plain at the elbow of Hadley Rille where that mission landed in 1971.

And here's one of the better 50 cm resolution images from 49 km over the Apollo 11 descent stage, swept up by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2009.

From Lunar Pioneer 4

27 posted on 08/05/2010 9:09:10 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Prospero

That is what I was thinking. I met Irwin once, years ago. Great man. Too bad he is no longer with us.


28 posted on 08/05/2010 9:23:04 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday, Mr. Armstrong!

Oh...and Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!


29 posted on 08/05/2010 9:31:48 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Prospero

Happy birthday Dr. Armstrong!

By the way. I have always believed that you did say “for a man” and not “for man”. The problem was is the VOX setting of you radio net keying the transmitter on the soft ‘a’ sound.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 9:33:26 AM PDT by IAMIUBU
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday Dr Armstrong!!


31 posted on 08/05/2010 9:42:57 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Prospero

Congratulations!


32 posted on 08/05/2010 10:34:29 AM PDT by detritus
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To: EyeGuy
And 43.7% of America’s yutes can’t tell you who this genuine American hero is, but they can recite verbatim the Rosa Parks legend.

I find that hard to believe. Are you sure you have your facts straight?
33 posted on 08/05/2010 10:53:09 AM PDT by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

Satire.


34 posted on 08/05/2010 11:03:34 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: junta

Happy 80th!


35 posted on 08/05/2010 11:05:54 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Prospero
Dr. Neil Armstrong, first to set foot on another world, celebrates his 80th birthday, August 5, 2010

Happy birthday, Dr Armstrong!

36 posted on 08/05/2010 1:11:27 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Prospero
Dr. Neil Armstrong, first to set foot on another world, celebrates his 80th birthday, August 5, 2010

Happy birthday, Dr Armstrong!

37 posted on 08/05/2010 1:11:46 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Rooivalk

“I find that hard to believe.”

I would not doubt that for a minute. The Lady Gaga generation would not know who Columbus was either, except that he has been vilified as an evil white man (and probably was!).


38 posted on 08/05/2010 1:33:58 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday Good Sir! May you live long and prosper. (And keep telling folks what you think ;)

My God continue to bless you,
Tatt


39 posted on 08/05/2010 1:35:35 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: thulldud
The photo in 7 is of Dave Scott, near Mt. Hadley, on Apollo 15.
This is Neil Armstrong on the Moon with Apollo 11

40 posted on 08/05/2010 2:09:44 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: KevinDavis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“Good luck, Mister Gorski.”


41 posted on 08/05/2010 6:35:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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“Good luck, Mister Gorski.”

I wonder if he ever got it.

42 posted on 08/05/2010 6:43:10 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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from the wiki-wacky-pedia:

Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon

Twelve people have walked on the Moon. All human landings took place between July 1969 and December 1972, as part of the Apollo program.

Name Born Died Age at
first step
Mission Lunar EVA dates Employer
1. Neil Armstrong August 5, 1930 38y 11m 15d Apollo 11 July 21, 1969[3] NASA[4]
2. Buzz Aldrin January 20, 1930 39y 6m 0d Air Force
3. Pete Conrad June 2, 1930 July 8, 1999 39y 5m 17d Apollo 12 November 19-20, 1969 Navy
4. Alan Bean March 15, 1932 37y 8m 4d Navy
5. Alan Shepard November 18, 1923 July 21, 1998 47y 2m 18d Apollo 14 February 5-6, 1971 Navy
6. Edgar Mitchell September 17, 1930 40y 4m 19d Navy
7. David Scott June 6, 1932 39y 1m 25d Apollo 15 July 31 - August 2, 1971 Air Force
8. James Irwin March 17, 1930 August 8, 1991 41y 4m 14d Air Force
9. John W. Young September 24, 1930 41y 6m 28d Apollo 16 April 21-23, 1972 Navy
10. Charles Duke October 3, 1935 36y 6m 18d Air Force
11. Eugene Cernan March 14, 1934 38y 9m 7d Apollo 17 December 11-14, 1972 Navy
12. Harrison Schmitt July 3, 1935 37y 5m 8d NASA

43 posted on 08/05/2010 6:45:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Let's not forget the unsung heroes of Apollo 20, who discovered and explored the secret alien cities on the back side of the Moon. Apollo mission 20 was launched in secret, which was quite a trick, considering an operating Saturn V can be heard from 125 miles away. ;')
Apollo 20 site:youtube.com
Google
Why yes, tinfoil is on sale this week, why do you ask? ;') ;') ;')
44 posted on 08/05/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: HighWheeler; ChuckHam; Elderberry; ColdOne; Tolkien; FreedomPoster; FrPR; BP2; mrreaganaut; ...
Happy Birthday Neil!!!


45 posted on 08/05/2010 6:50:13 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The meek shall inherit the Earth... the rest of us will take the stars!)
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To: Prospero

Happy Birthday, Sir.

My generation grew up looking up to Neil Armstrong as who we wanted to be like. I’ve made sure my children do, too.


46 posted on 08/05/2010 6:51:14 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Prospero

Bookmark....

Bravo Mr. Armstrong!

Bravo America!


47 posted on 08/05/2010 6:51:32 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Doomonyou

;’) Missus G was probably one of the biggest believers that the whole thing was faked. And she was probably an expert on fakin’ it anyway.


48 posted on 08/05/2010 6:54:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: TMA62

Boiler up!

be sure to visit the new Armstrong Engineering Bldg if you haven’t been to campus lately


49 posted on 08/05/2010 7:03:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SunkenCiv
I don't think poor old Gorsky ever did get lucky. :-))
50 posted on 08/06/2010 10:23:44 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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