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Neil Armstrong passed

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  1. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    RIP frist man on the moon. he was 82

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/neil-armstrong-man-moon-dead/story?id=12325140#.UDkneUR26Uc

    Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became first to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11, has died. He was 82 years old.
    He was born in the small town of Wapakoneta, Ohio, on Aug. 5, 1930.
    On July 20, 1969, half a billion people -- a sixth of the world's population at the time -- watched a ghostly black-and-white television image as Armstrong backed down the ladder of the lunar landing ship Eagle, planted his left foot on the moon's surface, and said, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Sigh, truly an American icon. RIP, you will be missed, yet remembered forever.
  3. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Well, damn.
  5. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    The man was a legend. Sad news.
  6. SC Cowboyfan

    SC Cowboyfan Member

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    RIP Mr Armstrong.
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    RIP Rocket Man!

    I remember watching him walk on the moon as a kid. What an amazing thing to see.
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    If you remember where you were during the moon walk, let us know.
    I was in a womens dorm lobby, waiting to pick up my date, and watched it on their small tv. Estill dorm, Sam Houston State campus.
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I was sitting on my mom's living room floor right in front of the TV set. I was 6 and thought it was the coolest thing ever.
  10. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Boiler up. Proud to attend his university.
  11. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    It's sad to see pioneers like this go. That generation had so many...
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I was the desk clerk at the Provost Marshall's office at Camp Pendleton CA. We had a small black and white TV to see it.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Sad when the great ones pass. We watched the landing in our living room with a lot of family present. My grandpa refused to believe it was real. He died in 1972 and I don't think he ever did believe it actually happened.
  14. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    may he rest in peace.:( :( :(
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I was a month old :muttley:
  17. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    RIP

    Makes me sad when i think about how far humanity could have come if only there was more people like him
  18. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    RIP Neil Armstrong.

    You captured the imagination of the World, including mine as a young boy, watching you step off the LEM and onto the lunar surface, the FIRST man to ever walk on the Moon. Amazing moment. Amazing life you led.
  19. Shunpike

    Shunpike Active Member

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    I still was not born. :)

    Well, I am not an American but heard his story from my Dad. He told me how excited they were about this moon walk.

    R.I.P Neil Armstrong. You are a true World Treasure
  20. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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