Neil Armstrong Dead @ 82

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Chuck., Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Chuck.

    Chuck. Former Honda Enzyte Driver

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    RiP to a humble engineer and space explorer of historic proportions.
    He claimed to be a nerdy engineer with pocket protector and white sox.
    ...wonder if he owned a Prius?
     
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    Very sad news!
    A true American hero....
    Rip Neil
     
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    His small footstep set me on the path that led me to where I am at today!
    As a certain Doctor would say, "He is a fixed point in time"
    RIP, thanks for the inspiration!
     
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    couldn't possibly be related to lance?
     
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    In time all history may be divided as "Before we went to the moon" and "After we went to the moon."
     
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    A great American.
     
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    So long shipmate...

    Fair winds and following seas!
    ....and...Thanks to you and your family for service not only to your country, but for all people.
     
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    Everybody - liberal or conservative, Atheist, religious, or Agnostic, old or young, rich or poor - everybody can consider this man a hero in every sense of the word.
     
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    Thank you Neil Armstrong.
    RIP but I doubt he will.

    I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine. - Neil Armstrong







     
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    He was the right person, in the right place, at the right time. The first moon landing was a real sporty affair with all the huge boulders in the original landing zone. Fortunately Armstrong had put a lot of extra practice into manually controlling and landing, so he knew exactly the limits of the lunar lander. He had to do a intense amount of lateral movement to find a clear spot and put it down with essentially no fuel left....but he did so perfectly.
     
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    Also as the doctor would say, his secret weapon isn't Apollo 11, it's Neil Armstrong's foot.
     
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    ...as I turned around to head back home, I saw this scene tonite with the waxing Moon and recalled the family said next time you see the Moon, wink for Neil.

    Moon over Lake.jpg
     
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    hated to hear that news. a real american hero, he was.
     
  15. Chuck.

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    Turning to one of the few things Neil Armstrong would opin on: the manned US space program.

    After we landed on the Moon we declared victory and NASA was never the same. We underfunded the shuttle, shared it with the DoD, making it so big it would need solid fuel boosters and fuel tanks that would rupture or knock heat tiles off, destroying two of our shuttles. Worse, we failed to have a successor to the shuttle earlier, forcing our astronauts to hitch rides from the Russians.

    Within five years, we will probably have at least one method to send our astronauts into the heavens, private - government, or both.

    We clearly don't have a vision for manned space. Mine is not as romantic as going to the Moon by 1970, but it's very practicle: make human-capable vehicles as safe and reliable as 737s costing significantly cheaper than what we now use. Once we get there - everything else in space gets a lot easier. And Neil would smile.
     
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