Neil Armstrong – RIP

August 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm (Icepick)

CNN – Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

Only eight of the 12 men who have walked on the Moon remain alive now.

ADDED: Here’s footage of Armstrong escaping death while practicing for the lunar landing in the Bell Aerosystems Lunar Landing Research Vehicle:

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2 Comments

  1. wj said,

    I confess that Armstrong is my ideal of a hero: someone who, when his moment comes, does his job well. And then goes back to being a normal person.

    Other astronauts went on to be Senators, etc. Armstrong went on to be a professor of engineering — teaching others.

    RIP

  2. amba12 said,

    It gives me “end of an era” feelings, especially since we do not know when someone will set foot on the Moon again. “Set foot” — that expression feels so literal when you think of Armstrong putting his bootprint in the cindery surface of the moon.

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