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RIP Neil Armstrong

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark W., Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    That's what a champion looks like.
     
  3. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    He walked on the moon!
     
  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RIP.
     
  5. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Damn that hurts :(
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Goodbye Astro-not
     
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  7. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    I had the honor of having dinner with Neil Armstrong and his wife in 1994. He was a gracious gentleman who seemed to be happy to have receded into his private life of raising horses just north of Cincinnati.

    I also remember being glued to the set when I was a kid in late July of 1969, watching his first steps on the moon. First words were, "Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed." Our whole family cheered. It was Vietnam time, but we were proud about this. Then the NASA controllers told him and Buzz Aldrin to try to get some sleep before the big walk. But they couldn't. So NASA let them out early, and by pre-arrangement Armstrong walked down the steps first. I thought he said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." And I was confused. What does that mean? It turns out what he really said was, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Makes much more sense but often misquoted.

    RIP, Commander Armstrong.
     
  8. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RIP NEIL ARMSTRONG May we forever remember your walk on the moon.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The first man to do something dreamed about by all men since we looked up at the night sky.
     
  10. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A light has gone out.