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[3]: What's all the fuss about
by kwan_e on Mon 27th Aug 2012 01:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's all the fuss about"
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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.

He would admit it. But it doesn't change the fact that no one would choose a less qualified pilot to do the first lunar landing. It wasn't through luck that he was one of the best test pilots available for the job.

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