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Neil Armstrong Has Died  
User currently offlinetom355uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 336 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

A sad, sad day for aviation and the human race.

Truly a man who can be called a hero.

http://twitter.com/skynewsbreak/status/239438635047481344


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

Oh no....a close friend and former hockey teammate of mine is his grandson.....My condolences to the Armstrong family      


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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10511 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

I think this applies to him, don't you??


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 windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5276 times:
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Recently had heart surgery I believe.

RIP Mr Armstrong



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

More info:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...-walk-on-moon-dies-at-age-82?lite&



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User currently offlinemah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

Here's to the true inventor of the moon walk! May you rest in peace.

User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 2):
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 windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Couldn't think of anything better.

A hero of the human race and an inspiration to many. May he be at peace among the stars.



Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13259 posts, RR: 100
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5144 times:
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Quoting tom355uk (Thread starter):

A sad, sad day for aviation and the human race.

Very sad. My heart goes out to his family.

I was named after him. Even the spelling.

Neil/Lightsaber



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5103 times:

A human legend and world class hero has left us.

For those of us who saw his first step live from the Moon on the old black and white TVs
he will be very much missed.

RIP Neil Armstrong.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5041 times:
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Statement from the family at this link. Confirms complications from recent heart surgery.

http://neilarmstronginfo.com/statement/



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4973 times:

I wonder if he will get a state funeral?

He was a true American hero.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCt1BwWE2gA&feature=player_embedded

RIP Neil Armstrong

  

[Edited 2012-08-25 13:25:43]


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4957 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):

I wonder if he will get a state funeral?

I don't know if he's entitled to one, but I doubt the family would allow it if he is.



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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

RIP to a real hero of mankind and part of the pioneers who dared. If there is an afterlife, I wonder the kind of tales him and Yuri will be able to share.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

That's one small death for man, one giant weep for mankind.

  

The battle is over
nothing left but peace

on your final flight
towards total freedom

open the Gates of Heaven

  

RIP Neil Armstrong

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

Shocking news, he had heart surgery, complications of which led to his death but he had fully recovered from similar in 1990.

A modest man, brave fighter pilot in Korea, also as a test pilot, culminating in the X-15, his first touching of space.
To NASA, where he played a major part in averting a disaster in orbit on his Gemini flight, he remained calm and effective throughout.
He also had to eject from the ungainly Lunar Landing Training Vehicle, which was caught on film.

It was never a given that he'd command Apollo 11 as the first landing, the rapid progress in all the test flights put his mission in the running.
Where he became perhaps the greatest pioneering explorer ever.

It's well recorded of how at critical times on Apollo 11 Armstrong's focused, calm demeanor kept the mission on track, at the critical final parts of the descent.

He was at tines criticised at maintaining a lower profile post Apollo 11, in reality this great aviator kept his head on the ground, rationing his appearances but there to take on work such as the post Challenger investigation.

I think anyone with even a passing interest in space, or a sense of history, have been dreading this day.
RIP Neil, condolences to his family and Buzz and Mike too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11162858

I'm off to put the Apollo 11 episode of From The Earth To The Moon into the DVD player.

[Edited 2012-08-25 14:06:32]

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

Neil Armstrong has left the planet. Again.

Btw there is not a single shot of Armstrong on the moon cos NASA's angriest spaceman - Buzz Aldrin - was so upset to be second, he didn't take any pictures at all with Neil in the frame. Not one!



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 15):
Btw there is not a single shot of Armstrong on the moon cos NASA's angriest spaceman - Buzz Aldrin - was so upset to be second, he didn't take any pictures at all with Neil in the frame. Not one!

There are a couple of partial ones, to be fair to Aldrin, they were both very busy, they only had one camera between them, the whole tightly controlled/choreographed checklist made little, or no, provision for individual portraits. Armstrong had the camera for most of the time on the EVA.
Later missions were better equipped.

Buzz has taken a lot of crap for this sort of thing, really starting after his breakdown. But mental problems were in his family.
He is a very driven man, like Armstrong not great on schmoozing or small talk, though Armstrong was a more laid back personality. Had the issue on the portraits been reversed, would people have said 'typical Neil, so focussed and methodical, could not have stopped for a bit, take the camera off Aldrin and take his picture?'.

[Edited 2012-08-25 14:53:50]

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8325 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 2):
I think this applies to him, don't you??

There isn't a better one.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):

I wonder if he will get a state funeral?

He is obviously qualified for a military funeral.

But it will be dependent on his family's wishes.

You can be sure that NASA, the DOD and the White House will be more than prepared to work with the family in any capacity desired.


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5675 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

R.I.P. Mr. Armstrong, thank you for your service and efforts on behalf of our country and the human race.

Two quotes by Mr. Armstrong that I very much like:

"In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited."

And:

"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

Tugg



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User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 11):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
I wonder if he will get a state funeral?
I don't know if he's entitled to one, but I doubt the family would allow it if he is.

As a national figure, he is entitled to a state funeral, but, like Ken777 mentioned, it depends on his family's wishes.

Neil is one of my two heroes and inspirations. This inspiration is what got me into a career as an aerospace engineer.

As a kid who grew up watching space shuttles launches from his backyard, it always seemed like these Moon Men were immortal.

As a former shuttle engineer and flight controller, this is just hurts.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

There are few here that knows of my relation by marriage to Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong married my great aunt, Janet Shearon (sister to my grandmother). Through this marriage Neil became my father's Uncle, and mine and my siblings Great Uncle.

We always called him Uncle Neil as that was all he was to us. We would hang with him during family reunions, funerals, and family get together, some of it in Ohio, others in Florida and Georgia.

Sadly the divorce happened, and I guess legally he would not be our "uncle" anymore. However even years down, Neil always was our uncle, and as recluse as he was during the later years he made an effort to contact his nephews and nieces (my dad, aunt and uncle) and the cousins just to say Hi.

He always will be a part of us and a family member to us.

My dad texted me earlier today to let me know "Uncle Neil" had passed away and I was just hit with a wave of sadness. I dreaded the day, knew it would happen and it finally came. The family at least in my household have been sharing funny stories about Neil and going over articles and news papers that they had saved. I decided to take one to share for those that would like to read about it...

Regarding the funeral, the family is going over this right now, and we expect to hear a bit more towards the end of the weekend if not later down the week.

I will repost what has been said before by him and his family, all they ask is to take a moment to look up at the moon, think of Neil Armstrong, and give him a wink.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552068_3708062096945_1025751371_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/558435_3708059256874_1175146936_n.jpg

"To my Great Uncle, Neil Armstrong on my Dad's side of the family, Rest In Peace. I only met him once or twice, but knew his family, (my cousins and aunt) a lot more. He was an inspiration for so many people including myself, and one of the driving forces of why I am where I am in Aviation today. Next time I am looking up at the moon, I will remember you and god speed, fly above us sir."

Alex Trude



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4659 times:

A true American hero, and if his family does not wish for a state funeral (which would not seem to fit his personality), then hopefully the nation will be able to express our grief at his passing while also expressing our gratitude and appreciation for his accomplishments in some other way.

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6724 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 4583 times:

RIP to a legend. I hope to be able to visit Apollo 11 landing site one day, part of the UNESCO Moon Heritage Site.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2833 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 4583 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
That's one small death for man, one giant weep for mankind.

Thank you Madame C.

My first memory is watching the moon walk on an old B&W TV. My Dad told me I would want to remember that moment always, and he was right.

That night and the Apollo program in general made me want to become a pilot, so I owe quite a bit of my life to Armstong and company.

I am deeply sorry to lose one of my greatest heroes, and I am doubtlessly not alone in my generation of pilots. I will always deeply admire his devotion to engineering, excellence in technical pursuits, coolness under pressure, humility, and modesty.

RIP Neil A. Armstrong and thank you for everything.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4551 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 20):
We always called him Uncle Neil as that was all he was to us. We would hang with him during family reunions, funerals, and family get together, some of it in Ohio, others in Florida and Georgia.

You were indeed privileged.

I don't go for all this stuff about wanting to meet the famous, autographs etc, however if there was one person I'd have liked to meet, be in the same room as, Neil Armstrong would have been high on any list.
Not to ask the usual questions about the Moon, but to listen.

Just 8 of the Moon-walkers left now and the most famous has departed.
But their bootprints will likely survive micro-meteriod impacts long enough to be discernible far into the future, perhaps for a million years or so.
That's immortality of a kind.


25 nonrevman : I am really on the fence about the possibility of a state funeral. Obviously, whatever the family wishes to do should be honored. Since Neil Armstrong
26 avnut43 : Godspeed Neil. He truly was the quiet professional. If you haven't read Armstrong's biography "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. H
27 Max Q : Complete nonsense. There are pictures of Neil Armstrong on the moon. Not that many but so what ? He was never fond of the limelight anyway. Armstrong
28 Post contains images neutrino : That's one small eulogy for a man, one giant tribute for a hero. Madame, kindly allow me to modify it a little: That's one small death for [a] man, o
29 neutrino : My commiserations to you and your family for a great personal loss. Its better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all.
30 Post contains images MadameConcorde : This message from Captain Sully was posted on his facebook page. I like his message. Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger On the 40th anniversary of the l
31 ANZUS340 : Sad day, yet demonstrates the march of time and history. All the best to a hero of the world and the Armstrong family and friends.
32 Post contains images MadameConcorde : NEIL ARMSTRONG (1930-2012) R.I.P. Former U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. Without any doubt the greatest engineering achievem
33 mayor : Why has this been moved to NON-AVIATION? It clearly does NOT fit this category, but should go back into military and space, where it was, before......
34 neutrino : Seconded. If there is a person whose name is more synonymous with space than Armstrong, he/she is not born yet. Yuri Gagarin belongs to the same rare
35 Post contains images ER757 : I vividly remember July 20, 1969 - it will stand forever as one of the greatest days in human history. I am glad to have been alive bear witness. And
36 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral - Telegraph Quote: Mr Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission that saw him become th
37 neutrino : There were a total of twelve "lunarnauts". Of the four blessed souls, Armstrong at 82 was the most advanced in age to have passed on. As of now, five
38 sprout5199 : From his web site: "For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and m
39 Post contains links Atrude777 : We were humbled to be apart of his family and legacy. The family is meeting right now to decide how to handle this. His ex wife (my great aunt) immed
40 Post contains images MadameConcorde : An airport or military installation or NASA facility should be named in honor of this great American hero; along with streets, schools, bridges and mo
41 HAWK21M : True....why can't folks adjust to the fact that teamwork exists....
42 Post contains images David L : Inevitable but very sad, nonetheless - Neil Armstrong was is a true legend. I was just under ten years old when he and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.
43 Post contains images aloges : Rest in Peace, Sir what a legend
44 neutrino : Buzz Aldrin wouldn't have been a moonwalker - much less the second one - in the first place if Armstrong had taken up NASA's director of flight crew
45 Post contains links neutrino : President Obama orders flags to half mast for Neil Armstrong Obama's executive order: I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitutio
46 Post contains images MadameConcorde : "Try to do a little better than you think you possibly can." Neil Armstrong being laid to rest today under a full moon.
47 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, his family have said. The burial will take place after a public memorial i
48 LMP737 : Once a Naval Aviator, always a Naval Aviator.
49 fridgmus : Fair winds and following seas. And yes, we'll give the moon a wink and think of you. Always. Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong.
50 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : This is very sad... I met him at the Naval Aviation Museum in May. I felt bad for him honestly... he can't do anything in public without being bombard
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