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Neil Armstrong Dies
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
8599 posts
Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82. Here's NASA's obituary: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/armstrong_obit.html

A statement from his family:
"Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati.

While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.
The NYTimes have a good article as well.

RIP, hero.
08:22am 26/08/12 Permalink
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sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6082 posts
nah teh aliens put the flag on the moon
09:37am 26/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10111 posts
09:40am 26/08/12 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
1631 posts
I want to see China or someone start heavily investing in exploration of the Moon or Mars, in the hopes that it sparks another space race.

That's what the world needs, is another space race to get some s*** happening.
10:41am 26/08/12 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
6202 posts
Wow he didnt take losing his titles well at all
10:51am 26/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9255 posts
damn you crackaveli beat me
10:52am 26/08/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1055 posts
Sad, he was just a really nice human being, so humble for a guy who achieved so much. One of my heroes
11:27am 26/08/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2147 posts
RIP Neil

Gone to walk on that big moon in the sky...ok so that euphemism doesn't work particularly well in this instance.
11:47am 26/08/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
3966 posts
RIP - they should give him a space burial like put is remains in a probe and send it on its way out of the solar system.
11:51am 26/08/12 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
7957 posts
RIP Mr Armstrong and good luck Mr Gorski
03:48pm 26/08/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3456 posts
04:48pm 26/08/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2737 posts
Disappointed faceman, post conspiracy 'proof' pics pls.
04:50pm 26/08/12 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1219 posts
I don't care if it was fake or not because the landing got me out of school for the first time in 1969.
04:54pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
508 posts
Is this the guy that walked in the desert?
05:37pm 26/08/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3122 posts
VALE Neil Armstrong
05:47pm 26/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9260 posts
I guess hes together with Kubrick again.
06:04pm 26/08/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3318 posts
RIP - they should give him a space burial like put is remains in a probe and send it on its way out of the solar system.

that is an great idea!

wouldn't that have been an awesome experience.

RIP
06:11pm 26/08/12 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
7959 posts
If they can do it for the original guy who played Scottie in Star Trek, this man deserves no less and much, much more.
08:13pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
509 posts
I guess hes together with Kubrick again.

I thought i was the only one that saw that doco
01:07am 27/08/12 Permalink
maryusdemetry
Sydney, New South Wales
32 posts
a little step for a man a big step for humanity..
RIP Neil
06:22am 27/08/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8600 posts
Thread robbed :(
07:13am 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34175 posts
ill never forget when louis armstrong met faceman

07:19pm 27/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10115 posts
that isn't louis armstrong you idiot, that's neil young
07:22pm 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34176 posts
what? why would neil louis punch lance armstrong?
07:27pm 27/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10116 posts
you've got it all mixed up!!

faceman did the punching
07:31pm 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34177 posts
that faceman!!!!!
hes always punching on with deniers!
07:48pm 27/08/12 Permalink
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Brisbane, Queensland
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fade
Brisbane, Queensland
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09:08am 28/08/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8177 posts
What's with the VALE part?
09:11am 28/08/12 Permalink
PornoPete
UK
753 posts
Fade that Photo tribute is awesome.

RIP.
09:23am 28/08/12 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7460 posts
What's with the VALE part?

it's latin for farewell. It's pronounced vay-lee from memory.
09:26am 28/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10117 posts
I was wondering if that's what he meant too. Not too many people bust out the latin in these parts.
09:31am 28/08/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6933 posts
rip legend.
10:02am 28/08/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1063 posts
11:46am 28/08/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21308 posts
If I was a billionaire, I would blow it all on a trip to the moon.
01:58pm 28/08/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3129 posts
it's latin for farewell. It's pronounced vay-lee from memory.



close var lay, or wa la, I've heard both (in this context)

it is used to fairwell aviators (and in aviation circles) more often that RIP,
02:40pm 28/08/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21312 posts
I knew what that word meant because I played Fallout:NV 8)
02:48pm 28/08/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36459 posts
If I was a billionaire, I would blow it all on a trip to the moon.
John Carmack tweeted in response to this news: "RIP Neil Armstrong. I believe that the best hope of another standing on the moon before all the moonwalkers have passed lies in Elon Musk. "

We still have a long long long way to go before even billionaires can get back to the moon but fortunately some of them, like Elon, are working on it.

It makes me very sad to think that even 40 years after Neil Armstrong first did it, the possibility exists that noone else will do this within my lifetime - and that I won't have the chance to stand on the surface of the moon to look back at the Earth. I hope he and the other smart and dedicated people working on this are able to make it happen.
02:53pm 28/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10121 posts
close var lay, or wa la, I've heard both (in this context)

it is used to fairwell aviators (and in aviation circles) more often that RIP,


Also the Mr Bean theme lyrics:

Ecce homo qui est faba (Behold the man who is a bean)
Vale homo qui est faba (Farewell the man who is a bean)

02:53pm 28/08/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10122 posts
It makes me very sad to think that even 40 years after Neil Armstrong first did it, the possibility exists that noone else will do this within my lifetime


12 people have walked on the moon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_astronauts#Apollo_astronauts_who_walked_on_the_Moon

Granted it was all during a three year period as part of the Apollo program, so your comment still applies.
03:01pm 28/08/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3130 posts
I didn't think anyone walked on the moon in trog lifetime?

certainly not mine

I think the golden age has passed, and I doubt there will be any big leaps in space exploration for many many years

and while it was cool to land another rover on mars, and it was done in a very complex fancy way, I dont think we will be seeing a man do the same thing (unless that is they somehow make a viable head in a jar setup ala futurama)
03:05pm 28/08/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5179 posts
It makes me very sad to think that even 40 years after Neil Armstrong first did it, the possibility exists that noone else will do this within my lifetime
Incoming depressing xkcd... "65 Years" published a little over a year ago.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/65_years.png
03:07pm 28/08/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
3968 posts
I think the golden age has passed, and I doubt there will be any big leaps in space exploration for many many years and while it was cool to land another rover on mars, and it was done in a very complex fancy way, I dont think we will be seeing a man do the same thing (unless that is they somehow make a viable head in a jar setup ala futurama)


http://mars-one.com/en/

while i doubt it will ever happen, that's not going to keep me from hoping.
03:19pm 28/08/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1067 posts
consolation prize, we get to be jealous of robots
04:10pm 28/08/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36461 posts
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7419306n

More good Neil stuff.

If you haven't read his biography (First Man) it is a great read as well. http://www.bookdepository.com/First-Man-James-Hansen/9780743257510
09:51pm 28/08/12 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7463 posts
in other news, NASA has released high resolution colour photographs from the mars rover.

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/681018main_pia16098b-43_800-600.jpg
Mars or Grand Canyon?
08:21am 29/08/12 Permalink
Insom
Canada
4059 posts
grand canyon
09:30am 29/08/12 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7464 posts
ha, yeah it is. but they haven't quite go to the canyon on mars yet.
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