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  • RedSparrows 25 Aug 2012 21:23:58 22,899 posts
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    I would say Gagarin took the first.

    But regardless, an actual bona fide historical icon.
  • Khanivor 25 Aug 2012 21:29:32 40,853 posts
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    Truly saddened by this news. The world has lost one of the true great human beings of the last hundred years, someone who achieved so much that will go down in history while maintaining a composure which is sorely lacking these days.

    Puts all the other recent RIP threads into stark perspective.

    I think the 20th of July should be turned into an international holiday. Something which united us all and which would allow us to celebrate and recognise science, which has allowed us to live such incredible lives.
  • altitude2k 25 Aug 2012 21:35:21 4,410 posts
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    The saddest thing about this is that he died while some (excuse my French) retarded c*nts still believe he didn't achieve what he did.

    A true hero in my eyes. An incredible will to achieve with no desire for fame or fortune.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Armstrong.
  • faux-C 25 Aug 2012 21:36:24 9,398 posts
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    RIP.

    Thinking about the moon landings just makes me think about how much we're squandering our potential as a species.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 25 Aug 2012 21:38:24 6,652 posts
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    Cold war is over, nothing to drive cultural dick waving anymore
  • MrDigital 25 Aug 2012 21:38:33 1,866 posts
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    We can hope this passing will renew interest in space programs and give us a brighter future :)

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • muttler 25 Aug 2012 21:40:28 4,062 posts
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    RIP Neil Armstrong.
  • altitude2k 25 Aug 2012 21:42:18 4,410 posts
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    The only real worthy tribute will be an Armstrong City. Come on NASA, get on it.
  • faux-C 25 Aug 2012 21:42:53 9,398 posts
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    altitude2k wrote:
    The only real worthy tribute will be an Armstrong City. Come on NASA, get on it.
    On Mars, yeah?
  • neilka 25 Aug 2012 21:47:42 16,103 posts
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    RIP fellow Neil A. Without him we never would have had the fascinating nature documentary, The Clangers.

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • altitude2k 25 Aug 2012 21:47:44 4,410 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    altitude2k wrote:
    The only real worthy tribute will be an Armstrong City. Come on NASA, get on it.
    On Mars, yeah?
    One step at a time. Imagine Tranquility base as a permanent monument at the centre of a colony.
  • ZuluHero 25 Aug 2012 21:49:46 4,175 posts
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    Yeah just heard about this, really sad news. Sort of feels weird when a true hero dies.

    Such an inspirational guy, condolences to his family, but what a life to have led.
  • swede 25 Aug 2012 21:50:02 396 posts
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    Sad, sad news. It's hard to imagine the burden he has carried for the last 40 years. He was (understandably) an elusive man. Thankyou Neil.

    2 recommendations: Moon Dust by Andrew Smith. A fantastic book. Highlights how the experience had different effects on those 12 men.

    and In the shadow of the moon. Everyone should watch this movie documentary at least once. It's been said so many times it feels cliched, but I still truly think Apollo 11 was our finest hour.
  • Folant 25 Aug 2012 21:58:42 1,243 posts
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    Absolute shame, but he'll live on forever, whenever someone looks up at the moon. That's Niel Armstrong's house.

    RIP

    Posted from my Nexus 4, not using Tapatalk 4.

  • Ged42 25 Aug 2012 22:05:45 7,736 posts
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    NASA article on Armstrong with videos of the landing and a recent interview.

    Also a gallery of pictures of him.
  • Nexus_6 25 Aug 2012 22:07:16 3,882 posts
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    :-(
  • HelloNo 25 Aug 2012 22:11:33 1,125 posts
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    Be at peace, go to the great space in the...sky...?

    Farewell.
  • BabyJesus 25 Aug 2012 22:17:14 4,412 posts
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    :( RIP, his footprints will be forever on the moon long after we are all gone. Not a bad legacy at all.
  • atomicjuicer 25 Aug 2012 23:19:05 305 posts
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    Very sad
  • wobbler147 25 Aug 2012 23:22:00 5,139 posts
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    RIP :(
  • ChronoTravis 25 Aug 2012 23:40:54 145 posts
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    A real American and world hero. I hope that one day, if we have bases or even colonies on the moon, that the landing site, with the footprints will be preserved as a historical landmark (Whatever hasn't been erased by nature).
  • StarchildHypocrethes 26 Aug 2012 00:49:37 25,942 posts
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    Fuck. An absolute proper adventurer and hero :(

    RIP Mr Armstrong
  • El_MUERkO 26 Aug 2012 01:25:07 17,050 posts
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    Rest in eternal AWESOMENESS you moon walking EPIC!!!


    The fucking moon, he walked on it!

    /points at sky

    THE FUCKING MOON!
  • Kami 26 Aug 2012 02:32:09 2,439 posts
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    Extremely jealous of his accomplishments, even though I wasn't born then. As El_MUERkO said, he WALKED ON THE FREAKING MOON! THE MOON OF ALL THINGS! (Please let's not start this crap about it being faked, fuel costs are the worst these days!)

    What makes this worse is I just watched that Apollo 18 movie then switch over to see this news on the telly. Talk about taking things for granted, eh?

    Rest now, you frankly awesome man you. Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars...

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
    And you're reading this why?!

  • FuzzyDuck 26 Aug 2012 03:46:26 4,201 posts
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    I've always wondered what he felt when he looked up at the moon - "been there, done that!".

    The media bandies the word 'hero' about far, far too much these days, but this lad is the genuine article.

    R.I.P.
  • DaM 26 Aug 2012 10:53:44 13,271 posts
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    Genuinely sad about this :(

    I was talking with my wife last night, seeing if she could come up with another living human whose name would be well known in a thousand years time. I couldn't think of anyone.
  • disusedgenius 26 Aug 2012 10:57:38 5,359 posts
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    El_MUERkO wrote:
    The fucking moon, he walked on it!

    /points at sky

    THE FUCKING MOON!
    I have to admit, this is often my thought process when I see the moon.
  • Bremenacht 28 Aug 2012 11:09:17 18,459 posts
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    Ged42 wrote:
    NASA article on Armstrong with videos of the landing and a recent interview.

    Also a gallery of pictures of him.
    Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquility
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