Neil Armstrong – RIP

August 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm (Icepick)

CNN – Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

Only eight of the 12 men who have walked on the Moon remain alive now.

ADDED: Here’s footage of Armstrong escaping death while practicing for the lunar landing in the Bell Aerosystems Lunar Landing Research Vehicle:


  1. wj said,

    I confess that Armstrong is my ideal of a hero: someone who, when his moment comes, does his job well. And then goes back to being a normal person.

    Other astronauts went on to be Senators, etc. Armstrong went on to be a professor of engineering — teaching others.


  2. amba12 said,

    It gives me “end of an era” feelings, especially since we do not know when someone will set foot on the Moon again. “Set foot” — that expression feels so literal when you think of Armstrong putting his bootprint in the cindery surface of the moon.

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