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An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

Neil Armstrong's Space Suit Gloves On Display

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | DC

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Neil Armstrong's space suit gloves and visor worn during his historic first walk on the moon are going on temporary display at the S...

A Tale of Two Armstrongs: Neil and Lance

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2012 | Celebrity
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

While Neil was immortalized in the pantheon of American heroes, Lance was stripped of both his integrity and cycling titles, leaving us with a sense of profound disappointment. A hero no more.

Neil Armstrong and the Space Generation

Anna Leahy | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

The first era of U.S. manned spaceflight ends, and we are the adults of this nation now. Armstrong and eleven other men visited the Moon, but those of us who were watching, as young as we might have been then, are the space generation.

Neil Armstrong Had A Creative Life Insurance Plan

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Paying for life’s necessities can be tough, but if you’re a famous astronaut you might have a few more options than most. Before Neil Armstron...

Armstrong Wasn't Columbus

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

Neil Armstrong was no Christopher Columbus. In most respects, he was better. Unlike the famous fifteenth century seafarer, Armstrong knew where he landed.

On Armstrong

Michael_Benson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Michael_Benson

If history gave him the singular role of unitary face and name representing the efforts of thousands of nameless engineers and scientists who built and launched those fuming, roaring black-and-white obelisks towards the stars, he earned it twofold.

Neil Armstrong's Second Act

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 10.28.2012 | Science
Margaret Lazarus Dean

I always told myself that if I ever had the chance to meet Neil Armstrong I wouldn't request an autograph or ask him any questions about his time in space -- I would just thank him for his service to our country.

A Blue Moon for Armstrong and Other Lunar Facts

Varla Ventura | Posted 10.27.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

Along with other pioneering astronauts, Neil Armstrong changed the way we look at moon and what we know about the mysterious orb. On August 31, a Blue Moon will occur -- the perfect time to honor the first man on the moon!

Neil Armstrong Funeral Plans Revealed

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

CINCINNATI — A private service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and President...

The Deaths of Two Heroes

David Sable | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
David Sable

Two Armstrongs, two heroes. Both had dreams that others thought were impossible. Both faced negative odds that most would not bet against. Both tilted at windmills... but with diametrically opposite outcomes.

Obama Gives Neil Armstrong Big Honor

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama directed flags to half-staff on Monday to honor Neil Armstrong, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 82. "Neil was...

Neil Armstrong's Death Draws Limited Television Coverage

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.26.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- By the yardstick of history, Neil Armstrong was among the most accomplished men ever to walk on the planet that he looked upon from afar o...

Diana Krall's Touching Neil Armstrong Tribute

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Diana Krall knows how to pay tribute to Neil Armstrong. The jazz singer-pianist tenderly played the standard "Fly Me to the Moon"...

Neil Armstrong's Legacy

Richard Garriott | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Richard Garriott

Neil Armstrong has shunned the spotlight, his natural shyness kept him far from the limelight. Yet none can doubt the power his legacy has had on the first space generation. We now look forward to the next generation of heroes to follow in his bold footsteps.

'One Small Step': Remembering Neil Armstrong

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Robert L. Cavnar

Neil Armstrong represented all that was the ideal in our time. I'll never forget watching those grainy images that night, as Armstrong jumped off the ladder of the lander onto the surface of the moon.

In Rare Interview, Neil Armstrong Recalled Moon Mission's 'Emotional Moment'

| Posted 08.25.2012 | Science

By Andrew Chaikin Editor's note (8/25/12): Neil Armstrong's family confirmed his death today at age 82. Earlier this month, shortly after his birthd...

How The Media Covered Neil Armstrong's Historic Feat

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media

"Man on the moon! Whew! Boy." That's all that Walter Cronkite could think of to say on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday, fi...

Second Man On Moon Calls Neil Armstrong 'American Hero' And 'Best Pilot I Ever Knew'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science

Neil Armstrong, who died today at the age of 82, is being remembered as an American hero by Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who followed him onto...

John Glenn Mourns Loss Of Neil Armstrong

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, said Neil Armstrong dedicated himself to his country and will always b...

Obama Reacts To Death Of Neil Armstrong

Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama said that he and the first lady "were deeply saddened" to learn of the death of Neil Armstrong on Saturday. "Neil was among...

Twitter Reacts To Neil Armstrong's Death

Posted 08.25.2012 | Science

It's a sad day for those who long to venture into space, and for those who prefer to watch those adventures from the comforts of their own home. O...

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dies At 82

Posted 08.26.2012 | Science

According to NBC News, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82. He died at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, suffering complications fol...