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RBA
08-25-2012, 04:09 PM
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RBA
08-25-2012, 04:11 PM
http://countylifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1969-neil-armstrong.jpg

757690
08-25-2012, 04:16 PM
He was a huge Reds, btw. R.I.P.

RBA
08-25-2012, 04:18 PM
Neil Armstrong One Small Step - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCt1BwWE2gA)

kaldaniels
08-25-2012, 04:24 PM
RIP.

Of course I have no personal connection to him, but this is one of those public figure deaths that feels like a punch to my stomach. Sad to hear.

LoganBuck
08-25-2012, 04:34 PM
500 years from now, he will be the most referenced person that lived during our lifetimes.

Rest in Peace, Neil Armstrong

Yachtzee
08-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Wow. Just heard a story on NPR about his museum in Wapakoneta. They never mentioned that he was ill or had surgery. He was supposedly very private and eschewed the publicity from being the first man on the moon

19braves77
08-25-2012, 06:14 PM
You dont know how much guts it takes to be shipped to a rock that they are not 100% sure they can get you back.....

RIP Mr. Armstrong and am sorry what has become of the space program.

moewan
08-25-2012, 06:42 PM
R.I.P Niel Armstrong, a true pioneer. This is a true story, I once got to go through his wallet.

texasdave
08-25-2012, 07:02 PM
RIP Neil Armstrong. A brave, brave man.

kbrake
08-26-2012, 12:45 AM
The only reason anyone had ever heard of my town. RIP Neil.

Caveat Emperor
08-26-2012, 03:58 AM
A true hero -- an American hero and a hero to all mankind.

I wish I had been alive to see his moonwalk happen, because, at this rate, I'm guessing I'll never see anything even close to that amazing in my lifetime.

mth123
08-26-2012, 10:30 AM
500 years from now, he will be the most referenced person that lived during our lifetimes.

Rest in Peace, Neil Armstrong

Agreed. RIP to a true hero.

Joseph
08-26-2012, 01:52 PM
RIP Mr Armstrong

redsmetz
08-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Nice piece from the NY Times' Bats blog about John Glenn's tribute to Armstrong while in Cleveland to throw out a first pitch honoring the 50th anniversary of his own flight in 1962. I didn't know Glenn and Ted Williams flew together in Korea.

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/as-indians-honor-john-glenn-he-honors-neil-armstrong/#more-63802

RedsBaron
08-28-2012, 05:12 PM
A true hero -- an American hero and a hero to all mankind.

I wish I had been alive to see his moonwalk happen, because, at this rate, I'm guessing I'll never see anything even close to that amazing in my lifetime.

I recently read that no one born after 1935 has ever walked on the moon. The youngest man to ever do so, Charles Duke (Apollo 16), turns age 77 later this year. This December will mark the 40th anniversary of the last moon landing. :eek:
I can remember watching Neil Armstrong take his first steps onto the moon in 1969. We were visiting relatives in northern Ohio. I watched the blurry images on a small black and white TV set.

texasdave
08-28-2012, 08:05 PM
In remembrance.

Lyrics ~ "Man on the Moon" by REM - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ojx_ldHs5M)

Wonderful Monds
09-01-2012, 01:20 AM
I don't normally indulge in these things, but I take so much pride in that Neil Armstrong identified as much as he did with my hometown.

Roy Tucker
09-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Saw him reading the paper in a Lebanon OH coffee shop once. I kept looking at him thinking "who *is* that?". The waitress said he like to come here because people leave him alone. Which we did.

Read this and thought it was cool.

http://science.time.com/2012/08/25/remembering-neil-armstrong-a-man-of-profound-skill-and-preternatural-calm/



Armstrong seemed to make peace with that early on — even if he was never entirely comfortable with it. One evening during that Middle East tour, all the astronauts were onstage before an audience of service members young enough to be their grandchildren. During the question-and-answer session, one soldier asked Armstrong if he wouldn’t mind taking the mike and, well, saying the words — the words, those one-small-step words. I winced, and I suspect Lovell and Cernan did too. This was dog-and-pony stuff of the highest order. Armstrong just smiled and reached for the mike. His hand seemed shaky and his voice was weak — not the clear Midwestern tones that were spoken in 1969 and have been heard and heard and heard ever since. But he spoke the words all the same — and the audience roared and the applause rained down, and it was just the coolest and grandest and finest thing you could ever hope to see.

So safe travels, Commander Armstrong. And thank you.