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He Did It Again: Neil Armstrong Has Left The Planet

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Neil in the Lunar Module still resting on the moon's surface after his historic walk.

I wasn't going to post about Neil Armstrong today because it's not like you haven't already heard, but then my dad emailed me. "Please give a nod to one of my heroes tomorrow, Neil Armstrong." My dad: he has good taste in heroes. I highly recommend taking the time to read the following quotes, they're worth it. From Armstrong's family:

"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."

And some eloquence from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:

"On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own.


"Besides being one of America's greatest explorers, Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation.

"As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong. We mourn the passing of a friend, fellow astronaut and true American hero."

Rest in peace, Neil.

There are Comments.
  • ZomBBombeR

    Well it's bound to happen to everybody, may he rest in peace and may our future space travellers follow in his footsteps "not on the moon" but figuratively to set a good example for humans in space, last thing we need is any other intelligent life forms out there thinking all we have to offer is more GaGa's and rednecks and an abundance of asian people. No offence just numerically speaking.

  • Sad.

  • luxlucetintenebris

    Kind of strange, I never actually knew what the guy looked like before today!

  • Toastrider

    Armstrong was an intensely private guy -- never sought the spotlight.

    I highly recommend James R. Hansen's 'First Man' if you want to know more about Neil and the Apollo 11 mission. It's a good book. Fun fact: the first man on the moon was an engineer.

  • Guest

    R.I.P. Mr. Armstrong -- one o' the nation's greatest explorers.

  • Lars Söderberg

    R.I.P.
    However, the sadest thing I've read so far is this quote:
    "First they took his bicycling medals away and now this!"

  • Actually, the saddest things is that a lot of celebrities were mourning how Green Day would never be the same without their front singer :-/

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Actually, the saddest thing is that snooki just gave birth to the anti-christ.

  • n_a_a_s

    Actually, the saddest thing is that nobody replies to replies anymore

  • Sum_it

    here is a reply to your reply.
    hope it restores your faith in humanity.

  • n_a_a_s

    you dont get it... you're supposed to follow the 'actually, the saddest thing' theme going no here but you failed & ruined the whole thing

  • n_a_a_s

    one small step we'll remember forever

  • Sober & fitting. Well done, GW.

    Descanse en Paz, señor Armstrong.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    They should take a page out of Star Trek II and place Neil in a rocket and blast his ass onto the surface of the moon. We can start a new space race to see which country can get up to the moon first and retrieve his body.

  • kevin dijkshoorn

    neil Armstrong isnt gay so Star Trek?!?!

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    are you on drugs?

  • kevin dijkshoorn

    no, you?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    a few

  • kevin dijkshoorn

    but you do like Star Trek>?

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