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Neil Armstrong dead at 82

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82: NBC

This NASA file image shows U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 Mission Commander, standing next to the Lunar Module 'Eagle' on the moon July 20, 1969. REUTERS-Edwin Aldrin-NASA-Handout
Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 and the first man on the moon, laughs during testimony before a House Science, Space and Technology committee hearing on 'NASA Human Spaceflight Past, Present and Future: Where Do We Go From Here?' in Washington September 22, 2011. REUTERS-Molly Riley













WASHINGTON | Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:24pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon's dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong's last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA's deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.

He left NASA a year later to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

The former astronaut lived in the Cincinnati area with his wife, Carol.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Philip Barbara)

by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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collectivecow
by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM

:<

ChancesMommy07
by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul – we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” -Neil Armstrong-

Lunarprancer
by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM
RIP
wickedfiress
by Kellie on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:01 PM


Quoting Lunarprancer:

RIP
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JenaSmith
by Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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LancesMom
by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

A final salute. This is nice! =)

Quoting ChancesMommy07:

“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul – we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” -Neil Armstrong-


mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:58 PM

We've lost another great one.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Aug. 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) was not entirely human. He was the spiritual repository of our spacefaring dreams & ambitions. In death, a little bit of us all dies with him. Farewell my friend. And now, perhaps more than ever, I bid you godspeed.

-Neil deGrasse Tyson


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marchantmom06
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Hmmm RIP, can't give him anything for going to the moon,but sad that he's passed on.
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