Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 19:40 UTC
In the News "Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday on Aug. 5. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of 'one giant leap for mankind'. He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin." Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Such a great man. The world lost a true legendary hero today. This man will be an inspiration for generations to come.
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by Laurence on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Very true.

I know Dr Who is only make believe, but I'm reminded of a scene where the Doctor refers to the moon landings as the most watch piece of video footage ever; and I quite believe that to be the case. Regardless of age, gender, race or even personal interests: nearly every single person on the globe will have at some point seen Armstrong's iconic first steps. And with good reason too!

I don't know if I'll ever live to see anything as pioneering nor extraordinary as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's lunar antics, but if -as a planet- we do take up manned space flight again, Armstrong will definitely an inspiration to everyone involved.

RIP

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