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    Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Sad day but you have to say he led one of the best lives a human could lead.
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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    His name will live on forever.

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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Sad day but you have to say he led one of the best lives a human could lead.
    Yep this.

    Very sad day, but he lead a great life, and was a pioneer for human exploration. May we honor his memory by continuing to explore the stars.
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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Armstrong was born August 5, 1930, which would mean he just turned 82. He lived a long and productive life.

    It's sad when someone passes away, but he did live a full life.
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    Though Kennedy started the space program, the first moon walk occurred during Nixon's administration. At the Nixon presidential library in California, there is a typed sheet written by then speech writer William Safire, which contained a speech to be used in the event of a failure of the mission. I think it serves as a fitting epitaph of the lives of the men who made it home.

    Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

    These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

    These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

    They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

    In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

    In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

    Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

    For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.
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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    He showed us what mankind is capable of. What a huge loss to humanity.

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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Sorry to hear that. HE was often seen in Cincinnati and he knew my late father which allowed me the privilege of meeting him a couple times. Plus Aldrin's sister lived within 100 yards of where I lived from age 2-13 so I met him as well

    These guys were heroes back when that term meant something.

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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Though Kennedy started the space program, the first moon walk occurred during Nixon's administration. At the Nixon presidential library in California, there is a typed sheet written by then speech writer William Safire, which contained a speech to be used in the event of a failure of the mission. I think it serves as a fitting epitaph of the lives of the men who made it home.

    Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

    These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

    These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

    They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

    In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

    In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

    Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

    For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.
    In some morbid way, I was always disappointed that such a fine speech was never spoken. I'm glad that it is still meaningful today, maybe even more so because the mission was a success.

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    Re: Niel Armstrong Dead. RIP

    Now this guy was a true American hero not like the soldiers just because they are soldiers.

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