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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RE[2]: What's all the fuss about
by Alfman on Sun 26th Aug 2012 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE: What's all the fuss about"
Alfman
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kwan_e,

I agree with the OP that we tend to over-credit the individual and under-credit the team, many of whom will never get public recognition for their efforts.

Not to be disrespectful to Armstrong, his moon landing is a testament to human achievement and he deserves credit for being the first, but he would probably admit that he was a *very* lucky guy to have landed that role, it might have easily gone to someone else.

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