Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong.  (Read 4470 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sirgod

  • Whooot Master Cattle Baron
  • Global Moderator
  • Vice Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 27830
  • Gender: Male
RIP Neil Armstrong.
« on: August 25, 2012, 02:42:01 pm »
We at the Dyna here would like to take a moment in silence to remember Neil Armstrong - we remember his bravery in becoming the first man to walk on the moon and leaving us a legacy that has defined dreams for life times to come.

Full Link to Reuters Article

Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon's dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong's last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA's deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.

He left NASA a year later to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

The former astronaut lived in the Cincinnati area with his wife, Carol.

Stephen & the D.Net Admin Team
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 11:55:12 pm by FA Frey XC »
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."- Father Kevin Keaney, Chaplain, Korean War

Offline FA Frey XC

  • Site Owner
  • Administrator
  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 5690
  • Gender: Male
    • XenoCorp.Net
Re: RIP Neil Armstrong.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 11:57:32 pm »
RIP, Brother. Your Legacy will be remembered.

Vice President of Technology,
Dynaverse Gaming Association
Owner, CEO XenoCorp Inc.

Offline Nemesis

  • Captain Kayn
  • Global Moderator
  • Commodore
  • *
  • Posts: 12715
Re: RIP Neil Armstrong.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 12:12:22 pm »
Among my earliest memories is getting up very early in the morning and turning the TV on very low volume to watch the various moon shots.  The command module and lunar landers were among the first models I ever built if not actually the very first. 

Do unto others as Frey has done unto you.
Seti Team    Free Software
I believe truth and principle do matter. If you have to sacrifice them to get the results you want, then the results aren't worth it.
 FoaS_XC : "Take great pains to distinguish a criticism vs. an attack. A person reading a post should never be able to confuse the two."

Offline FRA.E.Kehakoul_XC

  • Administrator
  • Lt. Commander
  • *
  • Posts: 1100
  • Gender: Male
Re: RIP Neil Armstrong.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 03:03:40 pm »
This is sad,..and yet may there always be wind in his sails and his path free of roids between the stars.

Director - Diplomatic Division

Offline Fedman NCC-3758

  • Brother Federico the Feducator & Lord High Mokus
  • Rear Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 23054
  • Gender: Male
Re: RIP Neil Armstrong.
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 06:54:40 am »


The Star Spangled Banner bring hither,
 O're Columbia's true sons let it wave.
May the wreaths they have won never wither,
 Nor it's stars cease to shine on the brave.