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 siki_miki on Sun 26th Aug 2012 21:24 UTC
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The guy is an icon, celebrity. Same as Gagarin (even as both were just a tip of the iceberg that made this happen). First guy to be there, and as such will be noted in the history books, although we could say the moon is only a rock out of many (and US merely made a cold war spectacle out of it).

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