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Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dead at 82

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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Sad News.

    Last Updated 3:32 p.m. ET

    (CBS News) Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has
    died. He was 82.

    In a statement his family said Armstrong had passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

    The family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and also as "a reluctant American
    hero who always believed he was just doing his job."
    That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.

    When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he fulfilled the goal that had been set by President John F.
    Kennedy just eight years earlier.

    Full Story:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57500382/neil-armstrong-1st-man-on-the-moon-dead-at-82/


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    Don McKenzie

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  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Don McKenzie"

    ** His career in the Navy flying jets in Korea ( F9F Panthers ) and later
    as a test pilot, including flying the X15 rocket plane, was just as hair
    raising as flying to the moon.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong#Navy_service

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong#Test_pilot


    .... Phil
     
  3. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Neil Armstrong has been described as an intensely private person, and I was amazed when a friend sent me the Web address
    of a four part video interview he did recently. One that I had never seen before.

    I am even more amazed that Discovery Channel or similar hadn't picked up on it. Perhaps they have by now. I seemed to be
    telling people about it, and it appeared no one was aware of it's existence.

    The interview was done by Australian accountant Alex Malley.
    Google plays a very significant part in this story.

    Don...


    ==================================
    CPA Australia Presents
    An Audience with Neil Armstrong

    In this four part series the first man to walk on the moon, gives a personal commentary on Apollo 11’s historic lunar
    landing, his thoughts on leadership and taking risks to innovate for the future.

    Part 1 – Space Race now available
    Part 2 – Blast Off now available
    Part 3 – Giant Leap now available
    Part 4 – Presidential Pride now available

    http://thebottomline.cpaaustralia.com.au/


    --
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  4. Charles

    Charles Guest

    What's wrong with having engineers as heroes?

    Nothing and C.P. Steinmetz comes to mind. An uncontested genius, but poor
    Charles had a spinal deformity and a disproportionally large head. He had
    trouble getting into this country. But, wow did he make his mark in EE!

    Neil Armstrong is, of course, noteworthy.
     
  5. Yaputya

    Yaputya Guest

    I still remember watching the Apollo 11 landing live on b/w TV, I was at
    primary school and the teachers sent everyone home early to watch it.
    It was incredibly exciting, and the photos that they brought back were
    printed in many magazines. The landing tv signal that NASA sent to the
    world came mostly from the Parkes radio telescope.
    http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/tv_broadcasts.html

    RIP Neil Armstrong
     
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