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Folks Of Interest RIP Neil Armstrong

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lostforawhile, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    Sorry if this is off topic, but this is something I felt I had to post, all of us old farts will understand why. I grew up with pictures of this guy on my wall. Sad day for everyone in this country . Neil you rode the baddest fastest hot rod ever created by man and you will be missed. You were a true American Hero

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  2. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    I'm not one to keep a lot of momentos, but I have kept a picture of myself shaking hands with Neil Armstrong at Beale AFB in about 1989. One of my buddies just happened to snap the shot. I think I'll keep that. R.I.P.
  3. Holy crap!

    I was a big NASA fan back in those days, had the model rockets and all.

    God Speed Neil
  4. Godspeed Mr Armstrong.

    Did he say anything about Mr Gorsky?
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  5. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,470

    from Owasso, OK

    Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong.
  6. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,885


    Neil Armstrong - rest in peace.

    I was a huge fan of the NASA / Apollo / Man on the moon thing back in the 60's when I was young and impressionable.

    Neil Armstrong, Buzz and the other astronauts were heroes like no other.

    A sad day for humanity.
  7. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Dream for the stars...always have,always will.....Thank you Mr.Armstrong...R.I.P.
  8. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,885


    Neil finally took his last giant leap for mankind
  9. GregCon
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 689

    from Houston

    Terrible - first they strip him of his titles then he passes away.
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,540

    from Michigan

    Rest In Peace "BIG GUY"
  11. Nonstop
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 175

    from CA

    God bless you Mr. Armstrong! You are a hero!
  12. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    They stripped Lance Armstrong of his titles, not Neil Armstrong, they are two totally different people, but they are both awesome heroes.
  13. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,055


    Good One!! Wrong Armstrong!! Pete
  14. RIP in Neil Armstrong ! American Hero for sure !
  15. CANS01
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 80

    from Illinois

    Mr. Armstrong may you rest in peace and thank you.
    No way if you were a kid in the 70s did you not look up to this group of people and what they were able to do. My parents were one of the millions of people watching that day. Thank you for your courage along with your crew for what you accomplished.

    Sad day indeed.
  16. I've had the privilege of working as a sub for NASA for the last 8 years. Our hallways are adorned with Apollo stuff and I never get sick of the stories from those days. God speed, Neil.
  17. mrjynx
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 971


    Rip man who walked on the moon. Hopefully there will be more people walking on more planets one day.
  18. My Grampa worked on the Apollo missions,and I was 12 when we landed on the Moon.
    I actually took a picture of the TV set during the landing.
    RIP to a softspoken,unsung hero.
  19. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,530


    Do you still have the picture? I'd love to see it. Somewhere I have some movies I made of the rocket he was on blasting off. I was working in Washington back then & two of my buddies & I drove down to see it. RIP, Neil.
  20. RIP.
    Even half a world away, here in New Zealand, we feel your pain.
    He was a hero to many here as well.
  21. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    whoever mixed up Lance Armstrong with Neil, Lance might have been fast but he would have had a terrible time keeping up with Neil's ride. :D 160 million horsepower is quite a ride, approximate conversion
  22. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 292

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    I was 17, we were renting a cabin....We dragged the old B&W TV out onto the beach so everyone could watch the moon landing......

    RIP Neil
  23. R.I.P. Sir I salute you. A true hero.
  24. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 632

    from Missouri

    I remember laying on our living room floor; my parents had just bought our first color tv - an awesome console model - and watching his walk on the Moon. Incredible. A true American hero!!
  25. As a 9 year boy I stood on the beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida and watched Apollo 11, 12,13 take off into history. I was mesmorized about space. Still am. I find it totally facinating. He had a good run and will go down in history as the first man to walk on the moon. RIP Commander Armstrong! Mission is complete. Over and out Houston!
  26. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 441


    Godspeed to Neil Armstrong, an inspiration to millions of American boys! Rest In Peace Sir.
  27. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,540

    from Michigan

    I was a 9 year old living in Australia at the time.. And we heard that they landed on the moon from a loud speeker in the school yard.. I still remember that day... July 20, 1969

    Rest In Peace ol' pal
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,595


    God bless Mr. Armstrong and may he rest in peace.
  29. storm king
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,991

    storm king

    No empty skys for these young eyes
    Their destiny is laid,
    In star swept space
    As nations race
    Where only clouds have played.
    The satellite
    shall be their kite,
    The universe their home,
    The contrail is their signature
    Across each sky they roam.
    As long, as long
    As screams the song
    Of these our sons on high-
    That long-that long
    We know the song
    Of freedom will not die.
    (Betty McNabb, 1956)

    Godspeed, Neil Armstrong....

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