R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82: U.S. media - Yahoo! News
  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Neil, Fly with Eagles.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    rip Mr. Armstrong.
  4. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. Mr Armstrong, thanks for you did,
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I remember watching that grainy black and white television image of him stepping out onto the lunar surface, I was eleven years old at the time. A week before that flight, my family was on vacation and we went to Cape Kennedy and saw that Saturn 5 rocket being readied for the mission. Every boy back then wanted to grow up and become an astronaut. He was an Eagle Scout too, back when I was a Troop leader we told the boys that eleven out of the twelve men who walked on the moon went through the scouting program.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    R.I.P. Neil
    A legend laid to rest.
  7. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    'Blue moon' Friday -- same day as Neil Armstrong service

    WASHINGTON – There's a rare `blue moon' on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the
    cosmic calendar.

    That's the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who
    died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.

    A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen
    again until July 2015.

    The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean
    something rare.

    The moon actually won't be colored blue.

    Read more: 'Blue moon' Friday -- same day as Neil Armstrong service | Fox News
  8. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    2 days ago:
    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremated
    remains of the Apollo 11 astronaut to sea during a service held onboard the
    USS Philippine Sea in the Atlantic Ocean.
  9. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    My eyes watered seeing this.
    I had to do this as a Senior NCO in the Army. The presenting of the folded flag to the widow.

    U.S. Navy Capt. Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea, presents the U.S. flag to
    Carol Armstrong following the burial-at-sea service on Friday.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Neil Armstrong died one year ago - August 25, 2012.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    "And Generalissimo Fransisco Franco is still dead"