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Neil Armstrong Has Died  
User currently offlinetom355uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 336 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5363 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, 7474 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5316 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, 10397 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5279 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, 3520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5222 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, 2433 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5226 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, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

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

User currently onlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5177 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.



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13018 posts, RR: 100
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5090 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, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5049 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.

  



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4987 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, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4919 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, 3520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4903 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, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4890 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, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4861 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

  



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4852 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 onlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4795 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, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4761 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, 8227 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4756 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, 5523 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4708 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 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4706 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, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4686 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



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User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4605 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, 6616 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4529 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, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4529 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, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4497 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.


User currently offlinenonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (2 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

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 wished to avoid the spotlight for the most part, I would not be surprised if this was mostly a private affair. Surely, his accomplishment is unique and marks an incredible moment in human history. For that reason, I would imagine a public service could occur in some form. My only hope would be that politicians stay out of this. In this extremely caustic election year environment, I do not want to see either side trying to somehow cash in on this as an opportunity for their platform. Maybe John Glenn would be appropriate, but by God, please keep those running for election away from a microphone or video camera. An honor guard seems fitting regardless of the setting.

He certainly would be eligible to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, but again, this would be a family decision.


User currently offlineavnut43 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (2 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

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. Hansen, it is well worth it.

I may have to finally request this title from the library. "Abandon in Place" by Jerry Oltion. From the description: The morning after Neil Armstrong's funeral, a ghostly Saturn V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. It shakes the ground and rumbles with all the fury of a real launch, sending back telemetry all the way to the moon, stopping at the point where a human would have to take control to land. NASA is shocked when this ghost launch becomes a monthly experience. When humanity loses interest, the rocket becomes near invisible.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4463 posts, RR: 19
Reply 27, posted (2 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4623 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!

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 was a great man but so was Aldrin and you dishonor him with that crap



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User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

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

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, one giant weep for mankind.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (2 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 20):

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.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 30, posted (2 years 5 days ago) and read 4572 times:

Quoting neutrino (Reply 28):
Madame, kindly allow me to modify it a little: That's one small death for [a] man, one giant weep for mankind.

     

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 lunar landing, Neil Armstrong remembered the days of the Apollo project, a time when hundreds of thousands of people worked together to accomplish the seemingly impossible, requiring the very best in creativity, determination and perseverance. He said that one of the legacies of Apollo was that, “Children, inspired by the excitement of space flight, have come to appreciate the wonder of science, the beauty of mathematics and the precision of engineering.” He inspired the world. He inspired me. I am honored to have been able to meet this great man, and deeply saddened by his passing. Rest in Peace.

RIP Neil Armstrong

  



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User currently offlineANZUS340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (2 years 5 days ago) and read 4551 times:

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.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 32, posted (2 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

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 achievement to date.

A President with a vision....

If all the trillions of bail out money would be spent instead on grand projects... Space exploration, revolutionary propulsion and if there were visionaries to lead then today's terminal stagnation would disappear into thin air and soon be forgotten.

Every dollar spent on the Apollo missions created more dollars in new technologies and made the USA No.1. Why settle for less now ?

 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10397 posts, RR: 14
Reply 33, posted (2 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

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..............


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User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (2 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 33):
should go back into military and space


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 rarefied class but could at most be on his level, not above.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2511 posts, RR: 7
Reply 35, posted (2 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

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 now the icon of that day has passed. R.I.P. Mr. Armstrong, you were one of my all-time heroes and inspirations.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 32):
Without any doubt the greatest engineering achievement to date.

   Seconded. I'd go so far as to say it was mankind's greatest achievement.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 36, posted (2 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral - Telegraph

Quote:

Mr Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission that saw him become the first human to set foot on the moon, should be granted a state funeral in Washington DC, US Congressman Bill Johnson said.

Mr Johnson, a Republican who represents Mr Armstrong's home state of Ohio, said: "His one small step on the moon was indeed a giant leap for mankind, and it exemplified what we mean by 'American exceptionalism'.

"His first step on the moon showed the world that Americans can do anything. I still believe this, and I will always remember Neil Armstrong's life and his visionary accomplishments.

"For these reasons, I ask President Obama to hold a state funeral for Neil Armstrong so that every American may pay tribute to this groundbreaking hero."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...eil-Armstrong-a-state-funeral.html

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 37, posted (2 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 24):
Just 8 of the Moon-walkers left now and the most famous has departed.

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 of the remaining eight are octogenarians, with the other three in their late seventies.
The reality is they won't be with us for very much longer.
Hopefully and highly likely, some will still be on earth to grace the 50th anniversary of that first "small step".

Beyond that, the world will sadly be bereft of moonwalkers, unless there are some new ones.
America have no plans to make a return and Russia have said they are not interested in doing it.
So for the near future, we can only faintly count on the two countries who have signaled their intent; namely China and India. The latter is quite a long shot as though their heart is willing, the state of their technical & financial ability is lacking. That leaves only the Middle Kingdom if their aimed schedule of around a decade from now bear fruition.
For now let us all keep in mind that the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.*

*from Armstrong's family statement tribute.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 38, posted (2 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

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 modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

Fitting request coming from a humble man. From now on, every time I see the moon I will think of him and give him a wink.

RIP Mr Armstrong, A man that truly did touch the face of God.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 39, posted (2 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 24):

You were indeed privileged.

We were humbled to be apart of his family and legacy.

Quoting nonrevman (Reply 25):

He certainly would be eligible to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, but again, this would be a family decision.

The family is meeting right now to decide how to handle this. His ex wife (my great aunt) immediately flew up from Southern Utah to Ohio to meet with his current wife and the kids to handle the funeral arrangements.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 27):

He was never fond of the limelight anyway.

Nope, he was frustrated more that the spotlight was made on him stepping on the moon more then the many accomplishments he did before he became an astronaut. But that was him. A story I was told where he and my grandmother went shopping and he left to go do something. He helped a woman fix her car. The woman said to him "
you know you look just like Neil Armstrong" Neil said "Thanks, I have been told that often".

Quoting neutrino (Reply 29):

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.

Thanks, still not kicking in yet that he is truly gone.

For those interested, an author wrote a book about a character who lied about his uncle being Neil Armstrong. This author contacted my father to see what it was really like to be related to him. If you're interested in a family's perspective check out the link..

http://nanmarino.livejournal.com/7159.html

Alex



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 40, posted (2 years 4 days ago) and read 3911 times:

An airport or military installation or NASA facility should be named in honor of this great American hero; along with streets, schools, bridges and monuments built in his honour.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 41, posted (2 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 27):

Armstrong was a great man but so was Aldrin and you dishonor him with that crap

True....why can't folks adjust to the fact that teamwork exists....



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 42, posted (2 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

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. I was at Sek Kong Primary School in Hong Kong at the time (July 19th there). The two or three oldest classes were frog-marched into the school hall to listen to it live on the radio. Most of the children were confused, bored and even a bit annoyed by the disruption but I'd been following the space programme for a couple of years and knew what was going on and had some understanding of the enormity of it. I'll be forever grateful to the staff for allowing us to experience that moment.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
An airport or military installation or NASA facility should be named in honor of this great American hero; along with streets, schools, bridges and monuments built in his honour.

   I've been reading Ben Bova's Moonbase Saga and have nearly finished the Asteroid Wars series. In those books there's a facility on the moon named after Neil Armstrong. It'll do for now.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 43, posted (2 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Rest in Peace, Sir

what a legend  



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (2 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 15):

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 operations Deke Slayton's offer to replace Aldrin with Jim Lovell, Aldrin's commander in 1966's Gemini 12.
Armstrong had made that decision in sticking with Buzz in part because he had no difficulty working with him.



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (2 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

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 Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day.

I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

from:
http://content.usatoday.com/communit...lags-at-half-staff-for-armstrong/1


http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html



Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 46, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

"Try to do a little better than you think you possibly can."

Neil Armstrong

being laid to rest today under a full moon.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 47, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

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 in Washington on September 13.
Further details have not been made available.

Nasa chief Charles Bolden said present and former astronauts and other dignitaries are expected to attend the memorial ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral in honour of Armstrong, who died on August 25 at the age of 82.

http://news.sky.com/story/982071/ast...neil-armstrong-to-be-buried-at-sea

RIP      



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 48, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 47):
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 in Washington on September 13.
Further details have not been made available.

Once a Naval Aviator, always a Naval Aviator.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 49, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3148 times:
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Quoting LMP737 (Reply 48):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 47):
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 in Washington on September 13.
Further details have not been made available.

Once a Naval Aviator, always a Naval Aviator.

Fair winds and following seas. And yes, we'll give the moon a wink and think of you. Always.

Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7893 posts, RR: 52
Reply 50, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

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 bombarded with picture requests (the reason I didn't ask myself)

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 48):
Once a Naval Aviator, always a Naval Aviator.

  



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
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