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    Unhappy The Eagle Has Landed


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    That is sad news. We don't make them like that anymore.
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Sad news indeed. I think every kid of my generation had him on the top of the real life heroes list. What was also sad is to hear someone say "Who?" when you tell them that he has died. The early astronauts were pioneers, heroes and scientific geniuses rolled into one.
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    The first man on the moon... still an amazing feat. And there's still so much we don't know or understand about our nearest neighbour.
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    Thanks, Neil, for inspiring me and so many others with your "small step." You will be greatly missed.
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    A true hero is gone.

    God Speed Neil Armstrong...

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    Seems appropriate for this thread


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    An American hero. And the first person to walk on the moon. RIP.

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    Just saw him on C-SPAN... he was one of the speakers in a 2010 committee hearing on NASA's future strategy/plan for manned spaceflight.

    He looked pretty chipper and sharp for a then-80-year-old. 'Forever young', you might say.

    Godspeed Mr. Armstrong. Ppl will always remember your one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
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    His is a name that will be remembered long after current nations are gone and forgotten.
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    This video shows you what kind of pilot Armstrong was.

    Armstrong LLRV crash - YouTube

    NASA used something called the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV) to train astronauts for the descent to the moon in the lunar module. The LLTV was tricky to fly and in May 1968, Armstrong had to eject when his LLTV went out of control. He was a fraction of a second from being killed. Afterward, he calmly went back to his office to fill out the required paperwork and barely mentioned the crash to anyone. Later, Armstrong was angry that the LLTV was grounded for a time after that. He still wanted to fly it, believing that it was the best possible training for the lunar landing.

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    I can remember hearing the news of the lunar landing and being amazed by it all as a small boy as if it were yesterday. Armstrong never seemed to age, I was amazed to hear he was that old. He's an immortal in my book. Sad news indeed.
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    Of the 12 humans who have walked on the moon, 4 are now dead. The youngest living one is 76yo.
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    There must be some special property to moon dust.

    Armstrong's greatest strength was his modesty. I love his comment about being a "white sock, pocket protector engineer".
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