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]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sat 1st Sep 2012 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
zima
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2005-07-06

The guy had nerves of steel.
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He ejected from an out-of-control LLRV that could've killed him.

I'm not sure if ejecting out of soon-to-crash vehicle is a fitting example to "nerves of steel"... what does that make the people on passenger aircraft, who have no means to eject, not even a parachute? (especially those in the 20s or, partly, 30s - when airlines had safety record fairly comparable to space missions)

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