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Old August 27th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RIP Neil Armstrong

I remember watching the moon landing when I was 8 years in Biloxi MS. kind of like those who were older when JFK died. You knew exactly where you were when it happened.

SALUTE!!!

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Old August 27th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Much respect to the man! He did something which would still be a terrifying prospect even now.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And the space age fades farther into the mists. Everything seemed possible for a time and technology would take us there.

Instead, we have Angry Birds.
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And the space age fades farther into the mists. Everything seemed possible for a time and technology would take us there.

Instead, we have Angry Birds.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Doh, I didnt realize that he died a year ago :)
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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And the space age fades farther into the mists. Everything seemed possible for a time and technology would take us there.

Instead, we have Angry Birds.
Technology used to awe us. Now it's just a commodity that's outcome ends up being disposed of when the next best thing comes out.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's the anniversary of his death. Or, at least, it was a couple of days ago.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I was thinking.. Neil has been dead for awhile now.

He certainly had the right stuff tho.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I was thinking.. Neil has been dead for awhile now.

He certainly had the right stuff tho.
According to ABC news his family said he died of complications from heart surgery from a few weeks ago. The article is dated today.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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According to ABC news his family said he died of complications from heart surgery from a few weeks ago. The article is dated today.
Are you sure it doesn't say he died one year ago? Because he died August 25th 2012.

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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A great man.

The age of space exploration was technologically/inspirationally sexy in a way that solving problems and innovating solutions to our myriad challenges here is not.

Still - that's what we need to focus on.

Remember those Space Sticks ?

Weren't those just like early Power bars ?

Tang sucked too...
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And the space age fades farther into the mists. Everything seemed possible for a time and technology would take us there.

Instead, we have Angry Birds.
And also a silly thing called the Mars Rover...
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Unmanned missions are far less expensive and MUCH safer than manned missions.
That said, I look forward to an international manned mission to Mars.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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RIP.

That guy had the ultimate pickup line...

"Ever been to the moon?"
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Old August 27th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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And also a silly thing called the Mars Rover...
and things like Kepler are discovering exoplanets at unprecedented rates.

The Space Age isn't fading.

We are at the very beginning of it.
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According to ABC news his family said he died of complications from heart surgery from a few weeks ago. The article is dated today.
Were you reading on mobile site?

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=123...m.facebook.com

Same article dated a year ago

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nei...ry?id=12325140
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he died a year and two days ago
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And the space age fades farther into the mists. Everything seemed possible for a time and technology would take us there.

Instead, we have Angry Birds.
Yeah, Angry Birds is all we have. Nothing else.

During the space race, we also had the hula hoop, Twister, and Gilligan's Island.
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Yeah, Angry Birds is all we have. Nothing else.

During the space race, we also had the hula hoop, Twister, and Gilligan's Island.
Darn slinky. Always getting tangled.
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