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Neil Armstrong Dead; Apollo 11 Astronaut Was First on Moon

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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

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Dee C (229)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:02 pm
So sorry to hear he passed away..I can remember this as if it were yesterday..

My condolences to his family..
Thanks for sharing this Nancy..
Duly noted..

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:29 pm
RIP Mr Armstrong. He was so cute :)
Many feel they were here and lived and will die and no one will remember them. Your name WILL live on FOREVER!
Thanks Nancy :)

Diane O (194)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:45 pm
A true patriot...a man who loved his country....a courageous and highly intelligent man who dared to go where not many men and women would.

Rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong. You will always be remembered around the world.

Ex T (131)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:23 pm
Thanks Nancy. RIP Mr. Armstrong.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:33 pm
How many starving children did he feed, how many homeless did he shelter, how many wars did he work to stop?

Nancy M (197)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:51 pm
I suspect that he may have done many good deeds but being an unassuming midwesterner, he did not ask for or expect accolades for doing things. As for my own Dad, who did many good deeds, I am certain that Mr. Armstrong did them because that is what people do.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:33 pm
R.I.P. Mr. Armstrong. You are a hero to us. Thanks, my friend.

Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
I know you are among the 'stars' that are actually planets, Mr. Armstrong. Enjoy your final retirement, you certainly deserve it. RIP and please hug God/Giam for me. Thnx for posting, Nancy!

Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:57 pm
RIP Mr. Armstrong and thank you for the autograph! TY for posting, Nancy, the world has lost a hero!

Patrice M (84)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:51 pm
To Patrick Donovan,
Some fight the darkness by bringing us new knowledge and greater understanding of the world around us. That was Neil Armstrong's gift. I, for one, am grateful.

RIP, Neil Armstrong. You will be remembered as a hero.

James Merit (144)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:56 pm
Thank you Neil Armstrong, always a hero, RIP.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:07 pm
It's worth reading about the extraordinary life of this quiet, unassuming man and all the things he did, he did many things worth remembering as well as being the first man to walk on the moon. I'm glad someone posted this story. RIP Neil Armstrong, you will not be forgotten. Thank you, Nancy.

Phil R (29)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:44 am
A hero for all the world. His words upon stepping onto the lunar surface will be remembered forever.

"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," the family said.

Phil m (47)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 6:22 am
RIP Mr. Amstrong,
You are an inspration to lot of us.
Thanks Nancy.

Kit B (276)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 10:03 am

When JFK asked Americans to turn their eyes toward the moon, many laughed at the idea. Yet, from 1961 to 1969, we as country united in this goal of achieving the impossible. With reflection on technology as we know it today, and what it was, it should have been impossible. Creative thinking, focus on education and science led us to achieve the impossible. Neil Armstrong, was one of the courageous people that helped to make the dream a reality.

I guess for most of us looking at the moon will be a reflection of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, American heroes that were the first to land on the moon. I salute them and thank each person involved in making space exploration a reality beyond a dream.

MmAway M (505)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thank you Nancy! I will never forget watching this on the B/W TV. We have lost a piece of our History with Neil Armstong's passing! RIP! You were one of a kind!

John B (185)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:09 pm
Thanks Nancy for the link to the ABC article by Ned Potter. I remember JFK's inaugural speech challenge to the American people and to watching the news and Mr. Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Read and noted.

Reuben Ng (1)
Monday September 10, 2012, 4:38 am
RIP moonwalker
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