Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

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Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Trying to get a decent source, but it's all over Twitter. It doesn't seem like a hoax though.
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:14 pm

 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/ ... B020120825

It's also being reported on BBC News 24
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby WeeMann » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Sad news if it's true.

*edit* removed the link as it's the same as you had.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:19 pm

WeeMann wrote:Sad news if it's true.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/br ... 6458176249


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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:26 pm

It's looking pretty official now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19381098
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby LittleBabyNothing » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:26 pm

At 82 not entirely unexpected.

I'm also a bit torn about his personal qualities after reading Buzz Aldrin's autobiography.

Yes, he was the first man on the Moon, but he didn't have very much choice on the matter, really.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby icy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:40 pm

RIP Neil :-(
~Godspeed little one~
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Or how I'll be saved
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But I'm not that brave
Rags are blowing
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I'm done with running
And it's getting dark in here~

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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby fairydandy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:45 pm

I will never forget that amazing day. Watching that on the little black and white tv at home was one of the most memorable days of my life. Some of us won't be around when they step on Mars, but some of you will. I guess you might then understand how that made me feel back then.
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby icy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:53 pm

fairydandy wrote:I will never forget that amazing day. Watching that on the little black and white tv at home was one of the most memorable days of my life. Some of us won't be around when they step on Mars, but some of you will. I guess you might understand how that made me feel back then.

My parents told me almost the same thing just a while ago.I don't expect to be around to see people on Mars, but I hope my niece and nephew and younger cousins will.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Bijou » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:12 pm

Sad news.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Barack Obama:

"Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.

Neil was among the greatest of American heroes–not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable–that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.

Today, Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown–including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure–sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step."
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby JLP » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Amazing co-incidence. Ian Highlander is staying with us overnight. We had music on and we were chatting. Somehow the conversation got round to the moon landing, don't ask me how. Then he went on his phone and looked at Sky News and saw this story.

RIP Neil, like fairydandy says, that day in 1969 was amazing beyond belief for those of us who watched it.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Kes » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:12 pm

Some may say, I'm wishing my days away
No way, and if it's the price I pay
Some say, Tomorrow's another day
You stay, I may as well play.

Giant steps are what you take
indeed.

RIP Neil Armstrong. You were a very brave man!

I echo what fd said. Sat in my school dinner hall watching it when I was about eight or nine, err, or so.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

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