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JakeMontero
Independent thinking
09:51 AM on 08/26/2012
Such a contrast of times. Now we can't even put someone in orbit without help...
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headly67
Well raise my rent
04:30 PM on 08/27/2012
Yes we can, we chose to do it cheaper.
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petit chaton
“I love a proper fanning”
09:20 AM on 08/26/2012
WHAT A LIFE!!!!
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Ed Red
09:03 AM on 08/26/2012
Great man. Last generation where skill, ability and hard work was counted the most.
08:51 AM on 08/26/2012
Such a great loss, his spirit will endure.
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ajinnyc
08:15 AM on 08/26/2012
Fro the earliest days of the space program I remember watching all the launches I could..Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. After the moon landing by Apollo 11, they had the ticker tape parade for Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins and one of the greatest thrills of my young life was getting to see them. My memory fades but I think it was by Grand Central as so many people wanted to pay tribute that the route was expanded. It was such a highlight for all the people of this planet in the midst of all the horrors that were going on at the time. It proves that sometimes, in spite of ourselves, humans can do the most incredible things.

Neil Armstrong and all the astronauts as well as the entire NASA team was a great, true example of American Exceptionalism.

Rest In Peace. One last step for a great man of this Earth.
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Sunnyrays
..I love paraprosdokians...&;-)
10:11 PM on 08/26/2012
...beautifully said!.............thank you.................................&:-)
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navretvet
and the horse you rode in on
07:28 AM on 08/26/2012
You have to have REALLY BIG BALLS to sit on top of a huge bomb and project the confidence Armstrong displayed. They must have needed extra fuel to get lift off. HERO, in the most specific definition.
God Speed, Niel. The WORLD will never forget you.
02:43 AM on 08/26/2012
He was the mascot for one of the greatest achievements of the human race. Bravo!
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Sunnyrays
..I love paraprosdokians...&;-)
10:12 PM on 08/26/2012
...Fan #2 here!...................loved your comment........&:-)
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02:16 AM on 08/26/2012
The halcyon days of American exceptionalism. Bring those back, please.
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navretvet
and the horse you rode in on
07:35 AM on 08/26/2012
Unfortunately we waste more "fuel" (energy) tearing ourselves down than was ever used for lift off of Applo 11.
We have the talent and energy but not the desire to be great again. :-(
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ShinjiIkari
Do you understand how stupid it is to be afraid?
11:42 PM on 08/25/2012
Every election ultimately gets covered like every other election. I'm glad I was around when this one-of-a-kind event happened; it DESERVED to take up the front pages.
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Patrick Andrzejczyk
11:11 PM on 08/25/2012
Godspeed and good winds, Neil.
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ETT
JAIL THE WALL STREET CROOKS
10:25 PM on 08/25/2012
Thanks for the great memories Mr. Armstrong, a true HERO! Happy landing.
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george martini
I wasn’t always this introverted.
10:23 PM on 08/25/2012
Media coverage waned after the moon landing and future Apollo missions weren't considered important enough to interrupt soap operas after a few years.
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NickfromCali
wants a better Democrat than Feinstein as my Senat
10:03 PM on 08/25/2012
There were only three networks (plus pre-PBS NET) in '69 and all went wall to wall that Sunday in mid-July.
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ATL Clouds
OMG TGOP - Stop the Insanity!
09:32 PM on 08/25/2012
Your contribution to space exploration via Apollo11 will live on in history along with your memorable words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong
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george martini
I wasn’t always this introverted.
10:23 PM on 08/25/2012
Yeah but didn't the Russians do it better?
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ShinjiIkari
Do you understand how stupid it is to be afraid?
11:53 PM on 08/25/2012
They orbited first, and put the first woman in space, but never made it to the moon. Once upon a time, science actually counted as ways in which our country progressed. Now a major political party fosters its ideology through junk science: junk biology that denies our pollution might be harming our planet; junk geology that "proves" the planet is only 6,000 years old; and now junk gynecology which thinks that in the event of a "legitimate rape" the womb is smart enough to change itself so that the rapist's (or rapists') seed will find no purchase. (I had to borrow the quasi-Jacobean language of "Raising Arizona" because I am sick and tired of repeating Akin's foolish foolish words.)
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08:58 PM on 08/25/2012
Where to begin... Saw the launch, didn't move from the tv for days, saw the landing, and got to see the Apollo 11 crew in a ticker tape parade. The universe was open for future space exploration in 1969! RIP Neil.
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george martini
I wasn’t always this introverted.
10:24 PM on 08/25/2012
You're exaggerating. There were other things on TV during that time.
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02:19 AM on 08/26/2012
Not exaggerrating. Networks interrupted more programming since the assassination of Kennedy over that. And we needed it.