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#31 The Brahma Bull

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

RIP Neil Armstrong




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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:50 PM

One of humankind's greatest achievement
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

A true team player. He never liked the limelight because he felt the honor of being the first on the moon lessened the achievement of thousands of people who worked to get them there. A great pilot, test pilot, astronaut.

A true legend. I'm deeply sad at his passing.

He nearly died on Gemini 8 along with David Scott when a thruster was stuck open and they started to tumble wildly and they had to abort the mission. Apollo 11 vindicated him.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:13 PM

Wow! And less than a week after he had his 7 tour de France wins stripped from him. Oh well, at least he beat cancer.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

Wow! And less than a week after he had his 7 tour de France wins stripped from him. Oh well, at least he beat cancer.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

Generalizations. They make even clever people look dumb.


Are they like rayyeeaain on your wedding day?
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:36 PM

Are they like rayyeeaain on your wedding day?

Yes :bigblush:
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

...one giant leap for mankind =)

showed us what humanity is capable of when we set our minds to it.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

Fake. As if Neil Armstrong could die. pffffft sheeple.

Edited by nucklehead, 26 August 2012 - 02:55 PM.

 

 


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

A couple of decades back, I was watching a little half hour general aviation show one Sunday morning. The host had Neil as a kind of co-host for one segment where they visited a small flying club in some backwater airport. The owner of the flying club was an older middle-aged lady and when Neil introduced himself they shook hands and exchanged pleasantries, but she didn't recognize him as the Neil Armstrong. She then offers to give him a flying lesson. Neil smiles and accepts.

In the air, she's a real Bossy Betty. Do this, don't do that, you're doing that wrong. He takes it all in good humour.

After they land, she admits to the host of the program that Neil is pretty good but needs to improve on his trim control and something else I forget. Neil, the man who was able to take a giant aluminum beachball balanced on a blowtorch and land it it on the moon, replies "I'll try to work on that, m'am"

A good life, lived well. Bravo, sir. Bravo.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

RIP

Too bad people like him are too few.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

Shocked that this thread isn't full of people claiming the moon landing didn't happen like a bunch of fools.

RIP to Mr. Armstrong, one of the most inspirational people in my life.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

'Blue moon' for day of Armstrong service


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A RARE "blue moon" is on its way, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar.
The blue moon, is due on Friday, the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio aged 82.
A blue moon occurs when there is a second full moon in one calendar month. It will not 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 does not actually appear blue.
The blue moon will occur on August 31 for South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, India, and Australia. New Zealand will miss out as the full moon occurs just past midnight on September 1.
Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb said the blue moon was far more important to lovers, literature and folklore than to science.
Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him by looking at the moon and giving the astronaut a wink.

right on :)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

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