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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82


Posted 2:32 pm, 08/27/2012

wonder if the flag on the went to half mast.


Posted 3:28 pm, 08/26/2012

Armstrong was the personification of the quiet hero. A long career, we forget just how much he had done long before the landing. Truly exemplified his times and what it meant to be a great American.

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Posted 9:57 am, 08/26/2012

Everyone who was alive to see it, will never forget where we were and how thrilling it was.

Note from GoWilkes: I merged similar threads, so a portion of this post was removed that was in reference to the multiple threads.


Posted 8:21 am, 08/26/2012

Neil Armstrong made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon.

He commanded the historic landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century's scientific expeditions and becoming the first man to walk on the moon.

His first words after the feat are etched in history books and the memories of the spellbound millions who heard them in a live broadcast.

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong said. He insisted later that he had said "a'' before man, but said he, too, couldn't hear it in the version that went to the world.

Armstrong, who had bypass surgery earlier this month, died Saturday at age 82 from what his family said were complications of heart procedures. His family didn't say where he died; he had lived in suburban Cincinnati.

He was "a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job," his family said in a statement.


Posted 7:52 pm, 08/25/2012

Return to Tranquility base. R.I.P.


Posted 7:46 pm, 08/25/2012

It's sad we lost a national treasure. At least he is back were he loves to be in the Heavens above RIP


Posted 7:42 pm, 08/25/2012

May your landing be much softer this time Mr. Armstrong!


Posted 7:39 pm, 08/25/2012

R.I.P. Neil.



Posted 7:34 pm, 08/25/2012

I think the President should announce that the flag will fly at half mast.

wrestling Grandpa

Posted 6:34 pm, 08/25/2012

It was awesome awe inspiring and just plain a wonderful to see this Man take the steps for all the Earth but USA mostly....to watch this momentous event that Juy of 1969.... will always be shining for all Americans....GOD REST HIS SOUL....THANK YOU THANK YOU....


Posted 5:14 pm, 08/25/2012

Neil has finally gone home.


Posted 4:39 pm, 08/25/2012

i remember watching the first steps (on the moon) on tv.


Posted 3:23 pm, 08/25/2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday.

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 hiw 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.

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