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Old 27th August 2012, 20:21   #1
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First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82 | Reuters

Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5.

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 dusty surface, Armstrong said: "“That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."

Those words endure as one of the best known quotes in the English language.
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May his Soul rest in peace.
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He was a very modest man. RIP Neil Armstrong.

A recent interview here. CPA Australia presents An Audience with Neil Armstrong
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Although most us here are unaware of the enormity of the feat in 69, I have met up with a lot of my family and friends' folks to get a guage on how it was to have been sentient around that time.
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I read a long time ago in RD (when RD was RD), an anecdote.
It was about a group of tourists in a bus somewhere in a desert in the US, and the moon was bright and big. The ladies were fascinated and kept oohing--aahing over it.
One of them asks here husband, "You would take me to the moon?". He says,as most husbands would, "of course honey. when I have made XXX amount of money, I would."

And a voice chirped up from the rear of the bus, " And if you do, why dont you drop in for a spot of coffee at my place?"...........guess who!!



RIP, original moonwalker.
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