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Old 08-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Neil Armstrong R.I.P

one giant leap for mankind..

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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http://www.johnstewartmusic.com/.

Everyone should listen to John Stewart's song "Armstrong". Couldn't get a good YouTube version.

First time I heard it...it stuck me, and took me back to being 9 yrs old glued to the TV.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:22 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by joveski View Post
one giant leap for mankind..
I came here fully intending to start a new thread subject
"Bananas and Neil Armstrong"
but then found that an erk from the Southern Hemisphere had beaten me to it
wow the memories come flooding back!
In July 1969 I was on a visit back to the UK from Canadar to go over details of the new company venture still known as Rung Heating Supplies Limited
http://www.rungheating.co.uk/about.html
that I was going to help get off the ground in Sherborne Dorset with an old school friend
(by name of RUss KiNG) hence the company name which has nothing to do with ladders laddie at all
Anyway on the day of the moon landing my family and I had been visiting relations about 60 miles away and I recall how my grandfather drove home fast so that we would not miss the actual. landing live on television he needn't have bothered as I think we had to wait about 4 hours before Neil's foot could just about be discerned in an indistinct black and white image,It was one of my life's most memorable moments.I gave an anecdote about how the BBC entertained us while we waited in a thread I started about bananas at:-
http://www.rungheating.co.uk/about.html
to revert to the subject of Bananas
I am very fond of watching the Jay Leno show on NBC especially his Monday night Headlines feature and I might have a VHS tape from a couple of years ago when one of the humourous newspaper adverts he presented was a grocery shop selling "yellow fruit"
I will attach for posterity a picture I have just found on flickr

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Old 08-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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And there is IMHO a very nicely written and totally relevant summary of the effect on the cold war from a newspaper in Canadar
The small step for Neil Armstrong was a giant blow to the Soviet Union




In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface.
(Anonymous/The Associated Press)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...02/?cmpid=rss1
I think the following sums up the significence of Neil's first step for which misguided religious zealots notwithstanding we should all be greatly thankful,
it "was less a "giant leap for mankind" than a U.S. hammer-blow to the Soviet Union, a tipping point in the Cold War from which Moscow’s brutal Communists never recovered"
A terrific legacy left on earth by Neil

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon is one of my favorite childhood memories. I, too, was 9. My childhood was spent worshipping the astronauts and imagining I could be one of them when I grew up. Great and brave men. I am deeply saddened by the loss of mr. armstrong. RIP, neil.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:11 AM   #7
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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http://ow.ly/dg8Rb - rare interview with a humble Neil Armstrong..
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
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Most certainly,yes,RIP.

While I was only 1 year,1 month and a week old when the moon landing took place,I do know that he is one of the biggest historical figures of the 20th century,. (Top 10 I'd say!)

I'll never forget,though,seeing him on the news a few years ago,when some jerk was trying to make us believe the landing never happened. Neil found the guys and was going to seriously rough him up. (Camera's caught this incident). The guy had it coming I felt.

My brother owns a shirt from 1969 that he wore at age 2,that pictures that mission. It hangs in his bedroom. There's even a photo of him wearing it.

Neil is now traveling in what's got to be the
best space,that is out theresomewhere in the universe.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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I get a little down every time that I hear of someone such as Mr. Armstrong passing. See, it's not just a little piece of history that's gone, but another part of my childhood that goes with them. Mostly, I feel sad for those kids of today & in the future who will one day read of their exploits & not have a single clue as to just how important that person or persons were to their own history. That's the biggest reason why I save certain types of memorabilia, so that I can have a reference.
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