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txradioguy
08-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday on Aug. 5.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind."

He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

Armstrong and his wife, Carol, married in 1999, made their home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill, but he had largely stayed out of public view in recent years.

He spoke at Ohio State University during a February event honoring fellow astronaut John Glenn and the 50th anniversary of Glenn becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. In May, Armstrong joined Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida to support the opening of The National Flight Academy, which aims to teach math and science to kids through an aviation-oriented camp.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/25/13478643-astronaut-neil-armstrong-first-man-to-walk-on-moon-dies-at-age-82?chromedomain=usnews

Artois
08-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Rest in peace, a true explorer.

JB
08-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Thanks Neil.

Hawkgirl
08-25-2012, 10:32 PM
1 of 2 things I will always remember as it happened on my birth year.

1st man on the moon, Armstrong, and Woodstock...both in 1969.

Godspeed Neil Armstrong.:Flag2:

Gina
08-25-2012, 10:52 PM
RIP :Taps4:

Odysseus
08-26-2012, 08:43 PM
1 of 2 things I will always remember as it happened on my birth year.

1st man on the moon, Armstrong, and Woodstock...both in 1969.

Godspeed Neil Armstrong.:Flag2:

Ayn Rand wrote a great essay comparing the two events. Woodstock came of rather poorly by comparison.


The greatest monument to his courage, dedication and professionalism is a simple footprint on the surface of the moon. RIP.